Arts & Culture Advisory Committee

Update: FY 2018-19 Grant Guidelines and grant application documents are now available. Please see below.

Special Meetings

Special meetings of the Advisory Committee may be called in conformance of the Brown Act, including 24 hour notice of the meeting posted at the regular meeting location, and in those local newspapers that have requested to be informed of Advisory Committee Meetings.

Regular Meetings

  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Date: 4th Monday of January, April, and October
  • Location: Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1195 Third Street, Suite 305, Napa, CA 94559


Representing Term Expires
Christopher DeNatale (Chair) Youth Arts 9-30-2020 (415) 297-3093 2
Laura Gabriel At-Large 9-30-2020 (707) 299-3241 1
Olivia Dodd Arts Council Napa Valley 9-30-2018 (707) 363-0395 5
Molly Stuart Education of Arts and Culture` 9-30-2020 (707) 256-7255 2
James Bailey Presentation/Performing Arts 9-30-2018 (707) 255-0950 x659 3
Eddi Wolk At-Large 9-30-2018 (707) 294-2406 4
Kristina Young Creation of Arts and Culture Opportunities 9-30-2018 (707) 337-6515 4


On 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 (PDF). The Committee also makes 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 (PDF), including purpose, membership, terms and more.

Please Note: Grant applications can be saved with your input data only if you have a higher version of Adobe Acrobat, such as Acrobat Pro. If you are not able to save the form with your data, please use a Word document or similar program for your work, then cut and paste into the .pdf fields. You will then have to print and scan. 

Since many applications may include a high volume of data, we are encouraging applicants to submit their finished application packet in person on a USB drive to the Napa County Flood District Building at 804 First St., Napa (at the corner of First St. and Soscol). Please address your packet to Michael Karath. Please contact Michael Karath at 707-299-1477 ([email protected]) for any questions you may have on the process.

2016 - 2017 Grant Awards

Visitor Management

  • Celebrate! Napa Valley: $10,000
  • Cinema Napa Valley: $20,000
  • diRosa: $20,000
  • NapaShakes: $12,500
  • Napa Valley Museum: $18,240
  • Napa Valley Performing Arts at Lincoln Theater: $25,000
  • Napa Valley Youth Symphony: $12,500
  • Nimbus Arts: $15,150

Arts & Culture (Capacity Building)

  • diRosa: $13,500
  • Music in the Vineyards: $3,500
  • NapaShakes: $16,068
  • Napa County Historical Society: $13,250
  • Napa Valley Performing Arts at Lincoln Theater $26,500
  • Napa Valley Youth Symphony: $11,250
  • Nimbus Arts: $17,732
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Museum: $10,000

Grant Awards by Board of Supervisors Designation

  • Arts and Culture:
    • Arts Council Napa Valley - $37,268
  • Visitor Management Grant Program:
    • Arts Council Napa Valley - $22,360
    • Visit Napa Valley - $298,160