By February 4, 2021 Read More →

Arts Grants Given

Grants made to arts organizations supporting people of color

Although COVID-19 has put a damper on many arts activities, our local chapter, Stanislaus Arts has not been inactive. To support the arts through this time of crisis, The National Endowment for the Arts made funds available to keep artists and arts organizations somewhat functional through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) act. In California, it was decided to distribute these funds to artists and organizations of color who have been forced to close or curtail activities because of the pandemic. The filtering down of these funds resulted in Stanislaus Arts receiving $12,600 to be re-granted to local artists. Local groups were notified and encouraged to apply for these funds. We received 16 applications which were reviewed by a six-member panel who decided to award grants of from $1,000 to $3,000 to nine of the applicants. Congratulations to the artists! The awardees are:

Lightbox Theater – $1,000 to produce a bilingual play for children to be presented online this spring.

Youth Empowerment Project – $2,200 for development of art programs for youth

Los Falcones Folklorico – $1,000 to support dance activities

Ballet Folklorico Anahuac – $1,000 to support dance activities

Latinx Comic Arts Festival – $2,200 to assist with creation of an online festival this spring.

Sankofa Theater – $2,200 for programs supporting youth education

Los Luceros Folklorico – $1,000 to support dance activities

Creative Refuge/Haylee White – $1,000 to create photography workshops for artists of color

Kaila Kindley – $1,000 to support operations at Modesto Conservatory of Art and Music


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