Arts and Culture Advisory Committee


Arts and Culture Advisory CommitteeCounty Executive Office

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Next Meeting: The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee will meet on April 27, 2015 at 9 a.m. to make recommendations on the FY 2015 – 16 grant awards. Location of meeting to be determined.


About the Committee

NVYOOn April 10, 2012. the Napa County Board of Supervisors signed a resolution creating an Arts and Culture Advisory Committee for the primary purpose of conducting a capacity building grant program and making recommendations to County staff regarding  grant awards to be made to non-profit art and cultural organizations in Napa County. Funding for grants comes from the Special Projects Fund, which the Board of Supervisors established after the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) increased from 10.5% to 12% on January 1, 2005.


Each year the Committee conducts a Request for Proposals application process and makes recommendations on the Arts and Culture Grant Capacity Building Grant Program, which is intended to provide capacity-building funds for Napa County nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in support of the Napa County Art and Cultural Plan.


Starting in FY 2015 – 16, the Committee will also make recommendations on the Visitor Management Grants Program, which is intended to fund activities and projects of Arts and Culture organizations that further the goals established in the Napa Valley Tourism Improvement District Management Plan. Both programs will run concurrently.


 Read the Committee's Bylaws, including purpose, membership, terms and more

To view a list of our Committee members, please click here.


Timeline for FY 2015 -16 Grant Cycle:  

  • April 3, 2015 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time – Deadline for filing applications and all supporting materials
  • April 27, 2015 Meeting of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee to Make Recommendations on Grant Funding

  • May 19, 2015 – Tentative date for Board of Supervisors to review recommendations of the Committee and make final determination as to FY 2015 – 16 Grant awards for both Arts & Culture and Visitor Management Grants


 Resources for FY 2015-16 Grant Cycle:


2015-2016 Capacity-Building Grants

diRosa $ 13,821  
Napa County Historical Society $20,000  
Napa Valley Museum $24,500  
Napa Valley Performing Arts at Lincoln Theater $29,469  
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum $20,000  

2015-2016 Visitor Management Grants


Cinema Napa Valley $30,000
Napa Valley Museum    $10,000
Yountville Arts (Fiscal Sponsor: Napa Valley Museum) $5,000
Napa County Library's State Capitol Diorama $5,000
Napa Valley Performing Arts at Lincoln Theater $20,000

Attention: All grant recipients must file post-grant reports by the deadline through the Common Grant Application software.



Meeting agendas and minutes  

January 26, 2015 Agenda Materials Minutes
April 28, 2014      Agenda Materials Minutes
Jan. 27, 2014 Agenda   Minutes
Oct 28, 2013 Agenda   Minutes
Sept. 23, 2013 Agenda   Minutes
Aug. 26, 2013 Agenda   Minutes
May 6, 2013 Agenda Materials Minutes
April 22, 2013 Agenda     Materials   Minutes
Jan. 28, 2013 Agenda      Minutes
Oct. 22, 2012     Agenda       Minutes