Arts and Culture Advisory Committee


Arts and Culture Advisory CommitteeCounty Executive Office

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Next Meeting: The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee will meet on January 25, 2016 at 9 a.m. at 1195 Third Street, Suite 305, Napa, CA 94559.


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.


The Committee also makes 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

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


Timeline for FY 2016 -17 Grant Cycle:  

  • January 5, 2016 - Grant Applications will become available.
  • March 1, 2016 - Deadline for completed grant applications.

  • February 8, 2016 - Informational Seminar on how to apply for funds from Visitor Management and Capacity Building grant programs. 5:30pm at the Napa Valley Community Foundation Conference Room at 3299 Claremont Way in Napa.

  • To support this granting program, a free two-day workshop on grant writing and capacity building will be available to all arts and culture non-profits. The workshop, provided by the County in partnership with Arts Council Napa Valley, will be led by the Cultural Planning Group on:

     Workshop 1: January 22, 2016 8am - 1pm at the Napa County Conference Room P2, located at 2344 Old Sonoma Road in Napa.


     Workshop 2: February 19, 2016 8am - 1pm at the Community Foundation Conference Room located at 3299 Claremont Way, Suite 2 in Napa.


  For more information and to reserve a seat at the seminar or workshops, e-mail Colette Schow at


 Resources for FY 2016-17 Grant Cycle:

           Arts and Culture Capacity Building Grants, First Time Users 

           Visitor Management Grants, First Time Users

           Application Instructions Video



The Napa County Board of Supervisors will consider the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee recommendations on June 21, 2016.




Visitor Management Grant Program:
Arts Council Napa Valley - $22,360
Visit Napa Valley - $298,160

Arts and Culture:
Arts Council Napa Valley - $37,268


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.

  • October 26, 2015
  • January 25, 2016
  • April 25, 2016
  • Special Meeting: May 23, 2016

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.