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Arts and Cultural Exchange Grants
The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs will award a limited number of Arts and Cultural Exchange Grants for San Jose arts organizations, artists, and/or arts professionals to travel internationally for art-related activities and to support international artists to travel to San Jose. Request must come from a San Jose nonprofit organization, artist or arts professional. Grant awards will range from $2,500 to $5,000 and maybe used for a variety of arts-related activities including but not limited to performances, exhibitions, lectures, and/or research.

Eligibility is not limited to any particular country, priority will be given to exchanges that advance the relationship between the City of San Jose and its Sister Cities, as well as international cities connected to San Jose via direct flights. 

How to Apply

Please download the application guidelines from the Resources section for specific instructions on how to apply. 

Information Sessions 

Arts and Cultural Exchange Grant Information Sessions:
  • Thursday, September 8, 2016    noon - 1:00 p.m., City Hall Room T-1352
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016    noon - 1:00 p.m., City Hall Room T-550



Applications due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016.