California Humanities Awarded California Arts Council “Arts and Public Media Grant” and “Statewide and Regional Networks Grant”
$37,500 in State funds support multi-platform nonprofit media projects that build public awareness and support for the arts
June 14, 2018
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jody Sahota
(Oakland, CA) California Humanities recently received $18,000 for Arts and Public Media and $19,500 for Statewide and Regional Networks in state funding from the California Arts Council.
The Arts and Public Media program supports multi-platform nonprofit media projects that demonstrate a clear approach to building public awareness and support for the arts. Through this grant, California Humanities will further develop CA 2020: Youth Perspective and the Future of California. This project will partner up to ten professional filmmakers with young people to create a series of documentary short films that will give voice to the issues that are of most concern to California’s young people. Critical to the success of this work will be communicating and disseminating those stories as widely as possible, in California and beyond.
The Statewide and Regional Networks program is rooted in the California Arts Council’s commitment to supporting arts service organizations reflective of California’s diverse populations. The program provides general operating grants for arts service organization networks with regional or statewide reach. Through this grant, California Humanities will make grants to nonprofit organizations and deliver programs across the state that utilize the arts and humanities to promote a culturally-rich California.
“We are proud to work alongside the California Arts Council in making grants and delivering programs across the state,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “Their support continues to enable us to amplify even more California stories through the arts and humanities.”
“Storytelling is an essential part of framing arts and culture as a centerpiece in the lives of all Californians,” said Nashormeh Lindo, California Arts Council Chair. “We are pleased to support these projects from California Humanities as it helps to shine a brighter light on California’s creative landscape.”
A complete listing of all grant recipients can be viewed here.
ABOUT CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES
California Humanities promotes the humanities – focused on ideas, conversation and learning – as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more visit www.calhum.org, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. The Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California’s diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing effective and relevant programs and services.
Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Nashormeh Lindo, Vice Chair Larry Baza, Phoebe Beasley, Christopher Coppola, Juan Devis, Kathleen Gallegos, Jaime Galli, Donn K. Harris, Louise McGuinness, Steven Oliver, and Rosalind Wyman. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.
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