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.
Council meeting to be held virtually on September 10
The California Arts Council will hold its next business meeting on Thursday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meeting will take place online with public access available by web link or phone. Written comments may be submitted in advance of virtual meeting of the Council and up through the close of the meeting. The public is also invited to provide live comments by voice during the meeting's designated public comment period. A detailed agenda, meeting registration and public comment links are available now.
Arts in Corrections: Training Organizations RFP
The California Arts Council is currently accepting proposals from organizations interested in providing training to current Arts in Corrections Coordinating Organizations in the areas of healing-centered best practices, race and equity, restorative and transformative justice, and strategic partnerships. In a conscious effort to simplify the submission process and increase access, equity, and inclusion among interested organizations, the RFP includes plain-language templated forms, instructions, and an informational webinar for submission guidance. Click here to register for the webinar on September 23. Submissions are due on or before October 30.
Disaster relief resources for artists & communities
Our hearts are with all those affected by the wildfires currently burning throughout California. The CAC maintains a webpage dedicated to resources for our state's artists and arts organizations impacted by loss or damage in the aftermath of natural disasters. For more information, visit www.arts.ca.gov/resources/recovery.
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