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take pART Grants

Through the Office of Cultural Affairs, the City of San Jose offers several programs of financial support to ensure a continuing and rich variety of cultural opportunities for its residents as well as visitors to the city.

take pART Grants are awarded to arts and other public benefit organizations to help finance specific arts activities and programs. Arts organizations are usually smaller artist-run groups or community arts organizations where creative participation is the key. Other public benefit organizations that apply to this program have a history of engagement in the arts.

How to Apply

The take pART Grant application is an online application submitted through WebGrants, the City’s one-stop online portal for all grant opportunities offered throughout the City. All applicants will access, complete and submit electronic applications using the WebGrants portal. The application is will be posted in WebGrants after the first pre-application workshop, the date of which is noted below.


The take pART Guidelines for FY 2020-2021 Funding Cycle are now available. 

Application Deadline for FY2019-20 Funding Cycle

Monday, February 3, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Application Workshops

First-time prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Arlene Biala at 408.793.4332 in advance of the deadline and to attend a pre-application workshop. Please RSVP to or 408.793.4332.

take pART Grants (Two Identical Workshops):

 Tuesday, December 3, 2019  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Room T-1254
 Tuesday, December 10, 2019  Noon - 1:00 p.m.  Room T-1254