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.
ArtBeat: Arts in Corrections RFP open, new creative economy data, & more
Doing your taxes this weekend? Remember to support CA arts education programs by contributing to the "Keep Arts in Schools Fund."
The California Arts Council and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) are seeking arts organizations to implement rehabilitative arts programs at prisons statewide. Proposals must be received by April 11, 2016 and an informational webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. MORE >>
NEW Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the LA Region
The 2015 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region was released at a special event in Los Angeles yesterday. Among other findings, the report illustrates that from 2009 to 2014, the number of jobs linked to art, culture and design in the Los Angeles area increased almost 3 percent. Click here to view the full report online. The 2015 statewide Otis Report on the Creative Economy of California will be released later this year. MORE >>
Deadlines approaching! 8 Programs Currently Open
The 2016 grant application season is underway.Guidelines and applications for eight of our grant programs are now available. 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. Click here to view a complete listing of our open programs. MORE >>
Working on your taxes? Help "Keep Arts in Schools!"
Interested in helping? It's easy - and deductible! Give a little extra on your state tax return to the "Keep Arts in Schools Fund," and 100% of your tax-deductible contribution is applied to arts education programs supported by the California Arts Council. The fund can be found in Voluntary Contribution Section 110 (425) of the "540" individual state tax-return form, and the minimum donation is just $1. Every dollar counts, so please join the California Arts Council and "Keep Arts in Schools" through your state tax return! MORE >>
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