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Organizations Receive Grant Funding for Local Arts Programs

October 17, 2013
The California Arts Council recently announced grant awards for its signature programs: Artists in Schools, Creating Places of Vitality, State-Local Partnership, and Statewide Networks.
View each program for more information about that program and a list of grant recipients.
Artists in Schools Program

The 2013–14 Artists in Schools Program will provide funding for 118 arts organizations to help bring instruction in music, theater, dance, visual arts, and other art forms to children statewide during the school year. The total amount awarded through the 2013–14 Artists in Schools program is $944,784.
Creating Places of Vitality
The 2012–13 Creating Places of Vitality program will award 84 California arts organizations with grants totaling $996,740.
Creating Places of Vitality supports small arts organizations in rural and underserved communities, proposing new and expanded partnerships to implement placed-based projects in one of the following partnership goals:
  • Foster Attractive and Livable Neighborhoods and Communities;
  • Encourage Economic and Community Development;
  • Offer Greater Access to the Arts for Individuals, Families and Communities; and
  • Provide Safe, Creative Opportunities for Youth.
State-Local Partnership

The State-Local Partnership Program fosters arts and cultural development at the local level through a partnership between the California Arts Council and each participating county's designated local arts agency. The program will award 51 agencies, with grants ranging from $9,750 to $13,000, and a total program award of $591,422.
Statewide Networks

The council approved second year funding for 15 organizations that provide services to artists and arts organizations through communications, professional development opportunities, networking, and arts advocacy. Grants range between $12,000 and $20,000, with a total program award of $292,000 — an increase of $92,050 from last year's program.

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