The Sacramento Office of Arts and Culture is the administrating organization for the Capital Region Creative Corps, a media, outreach and engagement campaign to increase public awareness around climate, public health, civic engagement and social justice issues. This program will bring together artists and agencies in Alpine, El Dorado, Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties to develop creative messaging on the region’s most critical issues.

Information Sessions & Mixers

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Woodland Mixer

Thursday, March 23rd


@ TANA Woodland

1224 Lemen Ave

Woodland, CA

Davis Mixer

Thursday, March 30th


@ International House Davis

10 College Park

Davis, CA

Join us to learn about the Creative Corps Capital Region grant program and help us to:

  • Create space for new connections between local and/or tribal government, service agencies, arts organizations and artists
  • Create opportunities to explore the intersection of arts & social sector work
  • Make space for intentional learning about how issues impact local communities

Creative Corps will bringing together artists and agencies to create public messaging on the region’s most critical issues:

  • Public health
  • Water and Energy conservation, climate mitigation; emergency preparedness, relief, and recovery
  • Civic engagement, including election participation
  • Social justice and community engagement


Office Hours

YoloArts Staff is available to answer questions and offer guidance in preparing your proposal weekly on Wednesdays at 1pm.

Application Support

Email to schedule a 15 or 30 minute appointment to answer in-depth questions about your application and assist you in the process. Available Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm on a first come first serve basis.


Application opens: March 9, 2023

Grant application workshop: March 16, 2023

Grant applications due: May 1, 2023

Grant awards announced: June 12, 2023

Project timeline August 2023-September 2024

About California Creative Corps

The California Creative Corps is a pilot grant program developed by the California Arts Council (CAC) to engage artists to increase:

(1) public health awareness to stop the spread of COVID-19;
(2) public awareness related to water and energy conservation, climate mitigation, and emergency preparedness, relief, and recovery;
(3) civic engagement including election participation; and
(4) social justice and community engagement.

This program is designed to be a media outreach and engagement campaign focusing on the four target topics above. It is also an economic and workforce development program, demonstrating how artists from multiple disciplines can be instrumental in the development and implementation of critical campaigns to address our most pressing community issues.

The intention of this grant program is to provide as broad a geographic reach as possible, serving all 58 counties in communities that demonstrate the highest levels of need as indicated by the California Healthy Places Index (HPI). Sub-grantee organizations should demonstrate strong, ongoing relationships with communities that fall within the lowest quartile of the HPI and will support meaningful engagements with those communities through this grant.

The City of Sacramento’s Office of Arts & Culture (OAC) has received a grant from the California Arts Council to administer Capital Region Creative Corps. In this role, OAC will subgrant to government agencies, organizations, artist collectives, and cultural practitioners.

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