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Arts and Cultural Exchange Grants
Arts and Cultural Exchange Grants provide support for San Jose arts organizations, artists, and arts professionals to travel internationally for art-related activities and for international artists to travel to San Jose.

Request must come from a San Jose nonprofit organization, artist, or arts professional.

Grant awards 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, but priority will be given to exchanges that advance the relationship between the City of San Jose and cities with significant ties to San Jose, including:
  • San Jose's Sister Cities
  • Cities connected to San Jose via direct international flights, and
  • Cities culturally reflected in the population of San Jose. 

How to Apply

Applications for projects taking place in 2018 were due on September 25, 2017. The 2018 application cycle is now closed.

Please review the 2018 Arts and Cultural Exchange Grant application guidelines for reference and to learn more about the program. 

Application guidelines for projects taking place in 2019 will be announced in August 2018.