Arts and Culture Advisory Committee


Arts and Culture Advisory CommitteeCounty Executive Office

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About the Committee 

On April 10, 2012. the Napa County Board of Supervisors signed a resolution creating an Arts and Culture Advisory Committee for the primary purpose of conducting a capacity building grant program and making recommendations to County staff regarding  grant awards to be made to non-profit art and cultural organizations in Napa County. Funding for grants comes from the Special Projects Fund, which the Board of Supervisors established after the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) increased from 10.5% to 12% on January 1, 2005.

Each year the Committee conducts a Request for Proposals application process and makes recommendations on the Arts and Culture Grant Capacity Building Grant Program, which is intended to provide capacity-building funds for Napa County nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in support of the Napa County Art and Cultural Plan.


Christopher DeNatale (Chair)   2 Youth Arts 9-30-2020 415-297-3093
Laura Gabriel (Vice Chair) 1 At-Large  9-30-2018 707-299-3241
Olivia Dodd 5 Arts Council Napa Valley 9-30-2018 707-363-0395
Molly Stuart 2 Education of Arts & Culture 9-30-2020 707-256-7255
Vacant   Presentation/Performing Arts 9-30-2018  
Eddi Wolk 4 At-Large 9-30-2018 707-294-2406
 Kristina Young 4 Creation of Arts & Culture Opportunities   9-30-2018 707-337-6515


Read the Committee's Bylaws, including purpose, membership, terms and more 


TIMELINE FOR FY 2018-19 Grant Cycle: 

Timeline will be posted soon.

Grant Guidelines coming soon.




Arts and Culture Capacity Building Grant Program ($109,737):

Nimbus Arts: $30,000
E&M Presents: $7,771 

Cinema Napa Valley: $30,000
Napa Valley Performing Arts at Lincoln Theater: $16,400
Napa Valley Youth Symphony: $5,566
Upstage Napa Valley/Calistoga Theater Company: $5,000
Napa Valley Museum: $15,000

Visitor Management Grant Program ($149,560):

Napa Valley Museum: $23,100

Napa Valley College Auxiliary Services Foundation: $10,000
Napa Shakes/Napa Valley Shakespeare: $20,000
Nimbus Arts: $25,000
Napa County Fair Association: $30,000
Cinema Napa Valley: $18,230
Napa Valley Vine Trail: $18,230
Napa Music Collective: $5,000



Meeting Schedule  

Regular meetings of the Advisory Committee are held on the fourth Monday of October, January, and April at 9:00am in the

Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1195 Third Street, Suite 305, Napa, California 94559.

Special meetings of the Advisory Committee may be called in conformance of the Brown Act, including 24 hour notice of the meeting posted at the regular meeting location, and in those local newspapers that have requested to be informed of Advisory Committee Meetings.