Arts & Culture Advisory Committee

Overview

On April 10, 2012. the Napa County Board of Supervisors signed a resolution creating an Arts & Culture Advisory Committee (ACAC) 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 ACAC conducts a Request for Proposals application process, awarding arts grants to deserving arts-based nonprofit groups in Napa. The ACAC forwards its recommendations for deserving applicants to the Board of Supervisors, which makes the final decisions on grant funding. The goal of the arts grant program is to: provide more focus on growing arts and culture in Napa, include more diversity of cultures and voices, and foster more collaboration among Napa's art groups, as reflected in Napa's arts plan: A Community Cultural Plan for Napa County (PDF).

Members

Name
Representing Term Expires
Phone
District
Christopher DeNatale (Chair) Arts Council Napa Valley (Non-voting) 9-30-2021 (415) 297-3093 2
Jessica Lee Penman (Vice Chair) County At-Large (3-Year Term) 9-30-2021 (707) 944-0904 2
James Thomas Bailey Presentation/Performing Arts 9-30-2021 (707) 255-0950 ext. 659 3
Evy Warshawski Creation of Arts and Culture Opportunities 9-30-2022 (707) 501-8567 4
Andrea Williams Education of Arts & Culture 9-30-2023 (323) 828-7756 1
David Ruane Youth Arts 9-30-2023 (707) 481-6450 2
Teressa Foss County At-Large (One-Year Term) 9-30-2021 (949) 233-7091 5
Jesse Petrick County At-Large (3-Year Term) 9-30-2022 (310) 367-2977 1

Committee Meetings

Regular

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

Special

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.

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Meeting Videos

Bylaws

Read the Committee's Bylaws (PDF), including purpose, membership, terms and more.

FY 2021-22 Grant Cycle (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)

Guidelines/Application

Grant Workshops

The Arts & Culture Advisory Committee is hosting a virtual grant workshop (event details below). This is a great opportunity to learn about the application process, the new 2021-2022 Grant Guidelines and to ask your questions. 

Virtual Grant Workshop
Tuesday, February 2 @ 6:00 PM
View Workshop Recording

FY 2020-21 Grant Award Recipients

Tourism Generating Arts & Culture Organization (Awarded: $142,060)

  • Friends of Lincoln Theater & Napa County Reads (Collaborative Grant): $47,500
  • Napa Valley Writer’s Conference – NVC District Auxiliary Services Foundation: $5,560
  • Music in the Vineyards: $19,000

    Napa Valley Festival Association: $25,000

  • Rail Arts District Napa: $17,500

  • Napa Valley Museum: $27,500

Arts & Culture Services

  • Arts Council Napa Valley: $69,645



 

General Arts and Culture Organization (Awarded: $107,054)

  • Napa Valley Youth Symphony: $17,910
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Museum: $7,500
  • NapaShakes Napa Valley Shakespeare: $17,500
  • Art Association Napa Valley: $6,915
  • Lucky Penny Production: $17,500
  • Nimbus Arts: $22,229
  • Nimbus Arts: $2,500
  • E & M Presents Inc: $7,500
  • Shakespeare Napa Valley: $7,500