Arts and Culture Advisory Committee


Arts and Culture Advisory CommitteeCounty Executive Office

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Next Meeting:  The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee has a special meeting scheduled on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Napa County South Campus, 2714 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building 2, Conference Room 2, Napa. And, mark your calendars for April 27, 2015 at 9 a.m. when the Committee will meet to make recommendations on the FY 2015 – 16 grants.


About the Committee

NVYOOn 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.


Starting in FY 2015 – 16, the Committee will also make recommendations on the Visitor Management Grants Program, which is intended to fund activities and projects of Arts and Culture organizations that further the goals established in the Napa Valley Tourism Improvement District Management Plan. Both programs will run concurrently.


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

Timeline for FY 2015 -16 Grant Cycle:

  • Lucky Penny Snowing at DelphiWeek of February 23, 2015 – Release of RFP and Call for Grant Applications for FY 2015 – 16 Grant Cycle (both Arts & Culture and Visitor Management Grants)

  • March 2, 2015 – Application process opens, link to Common Grant Software goes live

  • April 3, 2015 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time – Deadline for filing applications and all supporting materials

  • April 27, 2015 Meeting of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee to Make Recommendations on Grant Funding

  • May 19, 2015 – Tentative date for Board of Supervisors to review recommendations of the Committee and make final determination as to FY 2015 – 16 Grant awards for both Arts & Culture and Visitor Management Grants


To view a list of our Committee members, please click here.


2014-2015 Capacity-Building Grants

American Canyon Arts Foundation         $ 9,775
di Rosa Preserve $30,000
Lucky Penny Productions $10,000
Music in the Vineyards $20,000
Napa Valley Art Association $20,000
Napa Valley Film Festival $30,000
Napa Valley Museum $27,625
Napa Valley State Parks Association $ 7,500
Napa Valley Youth Symphony $7,701
Nimbus Arts $28,508
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum $20,000

2014-2015 Post Grant Report form 


Glossary of terms  

If you are awarded a grant, you will be required to complete a Post-Grant Report. Please be aware of the requirements.

2013-2014 Post Grant Report form


Meeting agendas and minutes  

January 26, 2015 Agenda Materials  
April 28, 2014      Agenda Materials  
Jan. 27, 2014 Agenda   Minutes
Oct 28, 2013 Agenda   Minutes
Sept. 23, 2013 Agenda   Minutes
Aug. 26, 2013 Agenda   Minutes
May 6, 2013 Agenda Materials Minutes
April 22, 2013 Agenda     Materials   Minutes
Jan. 28, 2013 Agenda      Minutes
Oct. 22, 2012     Agenda       Minutes