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FY 23-24 Neighborhood Public Art (NPA) Mini-Grant

  1. City of Richmond Request for Proposals (RFP)
  2. RICHMOND ARTS & CULTURE COMMISSION - Neighborhood Public Art Mini-Grants 2023-2024
  3. Post Opens: February 28, 2023
  4. Closes: April 28, 2023 @ 5:00 PM

    The City of Richmond CA, Neighborhood Public Art (NPA) Mini-Grant Program is now seeking applications for the FY 2023-2024 grant cycle. The grants are designated to stimulate arts and culture in the Richmond community, help emerging artists of all ages and ethnicities, and fund local visual, literary, and performing arts projects. Since 2010, the NPA program has been coordinated by the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission (RACC) and has engaged hundreds of community members in art projects all over the City of Richmond. To apply, please fill out the attached application and return by the designated deadline.


    What an NPA Mini-Grant does: 

    • Provides local artists/non-profit arts organizations/community members with funding for their art and culture projects benefitting the Richmond community.
    • Builds community and enables the artists to pass on their skills by involving the participation of other residents in the projects. 
    • Performing Arts: forms of creative activity that are performed in front of an audience, such as dance, drama, music (instrumental and vocal) musical theater, spoken word, etc.
    • Literary Arts: art in the form of writing that has artistic and cultural value that displays the use of speech and language to convey certain meanings, such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, short stories, collected works, compilations, etc.
    • Visual Arts: art forms that are created primarily for visual perception, such as ceramics, crafts, drawings, graphic design, mosaics, murals, paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, etc.

    Awards will be granted to multiple artist projects based on proposal budget requests and the availability of funds. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. 

    Grant awards range from $2,500 - $9,000*

    * All awards equal to or greater than $5,000 requires a City of Richmond business license.

     Final awards will be disbursed in two parts. The first payment will be paid upon signing the contract for services and the 2nd payment will be paid upon successful completion of the funded project. All projects need to be completed no later than June 30, 2024.


    Eligible: Richmond residents and Richmond-based arts organizations may apply as individuals, as a team with partners, or as a non-profit arts organization. Licensed "non-profit" organizations may serve as fiscal agents for individual mini grants. If you are already engaged in a creative project and need additional funding, you are eligible to apply for a NPA Mini-Grant. If you have received more than two NPA grants in previous years, please consider partnering with an emerging artist to apply.

    Ineligible: "For-profit" (corporate entities) do not qualify for this NPA Mini-Grant. If you are an employee of the City of Richmond, a City of Richmond Commissioner or Board member, and/or a relative of a Commissioner or any appointed official, you may not apply for this grant, as this relationship represents a conflict of interest.

  10. Use the links below to learn more about the SELECTION PROCESS and DEADLINES, and to access the GRANT APPLICATION. 

    Call for Grants (RFP)

    Mini-Grant Application


    Questions should be directed to: 

    For more information on the history of the Richmond Arts and Culture Commissions and the Public Art program, please go to:

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