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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Public Art Grant Program


In an effort to increase the creation of public art displays within the City, we are proud to announce the release of the grant guidelines and application to fund four (4) Public Art Projects.

The purpose of the grant program is to provide artists an opportunity for personal and community reflection, promote the City’s attributes and enhance its image for the enjoyment and benefit of the community. 

The City of Watsonville is offering four (4) grants up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) each for public art projects that are proposed to be located on publicly or non-profit owned property.

These grants are intended to:

  • Support the creation of any form of visual and performing arts that can be appreciated by residents of Watsonville.
  • Decrease the barriers to create public art in Watsonville by providing financial support
  • Engage new audiences in the arts

How to Apply:

Complete grant application and provide all required attachments. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2020 by 5 pm by email at or by mail or in person at 231 Union Street, Watsonville, CA 95076. All documents or other materials received by the City of Watsonville shall remain the property of the City without restriction or limitation upon their use. If you encounter problems or have questions, please contact Adriana Flores, Sr. Administrative Analyst at (831) 768-3240.

Technical Assistance to Complete Application

The City will host a technical assistance workshop to answer questions and provide necessary guidance to complete a successful application on Wednesday, January 8 at 5:30 pm at the Parks and Community Services Conference room located on 231 Union Street, Watsonville CA 95076. For questions about the grant program, please feel free to call Adriana Flores at (831) 768-3240.

Public Art Grant Program Guidelines and Application

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