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, March 2, 2018
California Art Beat News Letter
The California Poetry Out Loud State Finals are coming March 18&19!
The California Arts Council is now accepting proposals from arts organizations interested in providing arts programming to inmates at state adult correctional facilities. The final deadline for proposals is March 26 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Get the details in our press release.
March deadlines: CAC grant opportunities
We are well into grant season, but a plenty of programs remain open and accepting applications! Find your fit and don't miss these upcoming deadlines: Local Impact (March 8), Arts and Public Media (March 15), Arts Education - Artists in Schools (March 22), Arts Education - Professional Development (March 22), and Reentry Though the Arts (March 22). Reach out to our knowledgeable Programs staff with questions, and make use of our online resources. Click here for program details.
Working on your taxes? Keep arts in schools with your return
Smart needs art: Be a champion for arts education when filing your 2017 taxes by making a donation to the Keep Arts in Schools Fund. 100% of your tax-deductible contribution is applied to arts education programming supported by the California Arts Council. Get the details here.
Bloomberg Public Art Challenge encourages cities to create
Bloomberg Philanthropies' Public Art Challenge is back for 2018, inviting cities with 30,000 residents or more to submit proposals for projects that demonstrate close partnership between artists, arts organizations and city government. At least three cities will be selected to receive up to $1 million each over two years. The Public Art Challenge is a part of Bloomberg's American Cities Initiative, an effort to help U.S. cities generate innovation and advance policy. The deadline to apply is April 19. Click here for more info.
They are the champions: California Poetry Out Loud