Grants for the Arts’ General Operating Support online application for Arts and Parades may be accessed here. The Arts category includes the following disciplines: Dance, Literary Arts, Media, Multi-Arts, Music, Theater and Visual Arts. The Parades category includes annual festivals that celebrate the City’s diverse cultural history. Detailed instructions on how to create an account and get started have been created for your information, with the addition of some helpful hints.

We encourage you to download the application questions for Current Arts and Parades, as well as New Applicant Arts and Parades, so you may review the questions and prepare your responses offline before logging in to complete the application form itself.

Per our policy:

  • Late applications from any applicant will not be accepted;
  • Incomplete applications from New Applicants will not be reviewed; and
  • Incomplete applications from Current Grantees will receive a 10% penalty.

For questions about the application, please feel free to contact staff via email at We ask that you ensure to denote in the subject header that it is an application query so we can ensure a quick response. In addition, you may call our office at 415.554.6710.