I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Friday, January 15, 2016
ArtBeat: More programs open, Council meeting Jan 28, & more
Applications for our Local Impact program and NEW Cultural Pathways program available now.
The Arts Council will meet on Thursday, January 28, at the Verge
Center for the Arts located at 625 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811.
View the meeting agenda at this link. The public is invited to attend and address the Council during the public comment period.
SIX grant programs now open!
The 2016 grant application season is underway! Guidelines and
applications for six of our grant programs are now available, with our
Artists in Schools program launching next week. With ongoing assessment
of our grant programs and the addition of new programs,
all guidelines and applications have been revised this year. Please
read eligibility and program requirements carefully.
New this week: NEW GRANT PROGRAM! A new pilot grant program, Cultural Pathways(CP) is rooted in the California
Arts Council's commitment to serving the needs of an increasingly
demographically complex California, and the belief that a healthy arts
ecosystem reflects contributions from all of California's
diverse populations. This program provides two years of operating
support and a host of technical assistance and professional development
activities to small and emerging organizations rooted in communities of
color, recent immigrant and refugee communities,
or tribal groups. Deadline: March 10, 2016. http://arts.ca.gov/programs/pathways.php
Local Impact(LI) fosters equity, access, and opportunity by providing
project and partnership support for small arts organizations reaching
underserved communities. All projects must extend the reach of the arts
to underserved populations that have limited access
to the arts. Deadline: March 16, 2016. http://arts.ca.gov/programs/li.php
Coming next week: Artists in Schools (AIS)
supports projects that integrate community arts resources -- artists and
professional art organizations -- into comprehensive, standards-based
arts-learning at school sites. New this year,
we have added an optional Professional Developmentgrant category
to support co-learning opportunities for teaching artists, classroom
teachers, and school administrators. Professional Development projects
may supplement AIS
residencies for students, or may stand alone. Click here to view a complete listing of our open programs.