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.
NEA awards $5.2 million to support arts and innovation in CA
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded nearly $5.2 million to California arts organizations in its second round of funding for fiscal year 2018. Federal dollars totaling $5,193,800 will benefit 144 grantees up and down the state. The spring announcement includes the NEA's annual partnership with the California Arts Council as well as jurisdictional and regional arts agencies, and the categories of Art Works, Creativity Connects, Our Town, and Research: Art Works. Details are in our latest press release.
ACTA announces two 2019 funding opportunities
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts, California Arts Council's partner for folk and traditional arts, has announced the opening of two grant programs for 2019. The Apprenticeship Program offers $3,000 contracts to California artists and culture bearers for six to 12 months of intensive one-on-one training in a specific art discipline; the Living Cultures Grants Program provides support of up to $5,000 for traditional arts projects demonstrating impact on cultural communities. The application deadline for both programs is June 29. Click here for more details or to register for an informational webinar.
We've moved to Medium!
CAC's blog publishing has been relocated to Medium! The platform's modern design and comprehensive capabilities give us the freedom to tell more in-depth stories, deliver content more creatively, and to bring more voices and guest features into the mix. And not to worry, we've migrated all of our old content from the WordPress blog archive over to our set of stories, so you won't miss a beat. Follow us on Medium now.
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