SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento artists can now apply for $10,000 grants to help with creating their work.

The City of Sacramento opened applications for its “Seeding Creativity” grant program on Monday.

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A total of 45 artists will be getting $10,000 each. The money comes from the city’s federal relief money received during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This program is an opportunity for us to invest directly in that group at a time when the creative sector is still recovering,” said Creative Economy Manager Megan Van Voorhis in a statement.

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Artists awarded the money will need to produce a project by the end of the grant period.

Artists from around the country and community members will be reviewing the grant applications. City of Sacramento officials encourage mid-career artists with a three-year work history to apply.

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Applications for the grants will close at 11:59 p.m. on June 20.