The Arts Council of Kern (ACK) is committed to supporting the arts in Kern County. As part of our commitment, we offer community grants to local nonprofit organizations, up to a maximum of $1500. Applications are due by January 31, 2021.


  1. Grants are open to established nonprofit organizations, arts organizations, or other organizations involved in arts related activities.
  2. Applicants must reside or operate in Kern County.
  3. Grants are required to be matched 1:1. Grant requests should not exceed more than 50% of the cost of a project.  Applicants must contribute a matching portion of the total project cost either in cash, in-kind volunteer time, services or materials. Clearly state the match in the request.
  4. Project outcomes should clearly show how the grantee will contribute to arts access, advocacy or arts education for Kern County residents or visitors.
  5. Organizations and/or individuals are required to become members of the Arts Council of Kern at the time of application.
  6. Grant programming must be completed by December 31, 2021.

Please download this pdf file for more information and application instructions.

ACK_Community Grants App 2021