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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 2020 Arts and Cultural Exchange Grants are now closed. Guidelines and applications 2021 Arts and Cultural Exchange Grants will be available in summer 2020. In the meantime, the 2020 guidelines and application form are available below for reference, along with a listing of past grantees. 

Questions? email emily.sevier@sanjoseca.gov

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