Arts & Culture Advisory Committee
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) Opens a New Window. .
|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 Saenz||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|
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 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.
Read the Committee's Bylaws (PDF), including purpose, membership, terms and more.
Opens a New Window.FY 2022-23 Grant Cycle (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023)
The Arts & Culture Advisory Committee is hosting a virtual grant workshop (event details below). All potential applicants are encouraged to attend to learn about the application process and the new 2022-23 Grant Guidelines.
- Virtual Grant Workshop
Monday, January 24, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
Join via Zoom: https://countyofnapa.zoom.us/j/89494615518
FY 2021-22 Grant Award Recipients
Tourism Generating Arts & Culture Organization (Awarded: $100,000)
- Friends of Lincoln Theater: $15,000
- Music in the Vineyards: $15,000
- Napa Valley Writer’s Conference – NVC District Auxiliary Services Foundation: $10,000
- Cinema Napa Valley: $15,000
- NapaShakes Napa Valley Shakespeare: $5,000
- Napa Valley Museum: $15,000
- Napa Valley Festival Association: $15,000
- Napa County Historical Society: $10,000
Arts & Culture Services
- Arts Council Napa Valley: $38,353
General Arts and Culture Organization (Awarded: $75,000)
- di Rosa Center: $15,000
- Napa Valley Youth Symphony: $10,000
- Shakespeare Napa Valley: $5,000
- Rail Arts District Napa: $5,000
- Cafeteria Kids Theater: $10,000
- Lucky Penny Productions: $10,000
- Napa Valley Art Association: $5,000
- Nimbus Arts: $15,000