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.
State-Local Partner & Statewide & Regional Networks Now Open
Our last two grant program funding opportunities for the 2018-19 fiscal year are now open for applications! The State-Local Partnership program provides general operating support and technical assistance for county-designated local arts agencies, while the Statewide and Regional Network program provides general operating grants for arts service organizations' networks with regional or statewide reach. Click on each individual program for details. The application deadline for both programs is May 1. Due to the specialized nature of these programs, new applicants are encouraged to contact the Program Specialist to confirm eligibility.
Connecting Art & Law for Liberation: April 12-14 in L.A.
The California Arts Council is a proud supporter of the upcoming Connecting Art and Law for Liberation (CALL), the inaugural art and law festival hosted by UCLA School of Law's Prison Law and Policy Program, Criminal Justice Program, and the Prison Education Program at UCLA on April 12-14. The event seeks to join together artists, attorneys, advocates, legal scholars and community members in a "call" to end mass incarceration by sharing innovative, cutting-edge collaborations at the intersection of art and law, and by uniting communities through various art mediums while simultaneously developing and disseminating new advocacy strategies. The three-day program will feature workshops from California Arts in Corrections coordinating organizations TheatreWorkers Project and the Prison Arts Collective of UC San Bernardino, as well as a presentation from California Arts Council Arts in Corrections staff. The event is free and open to the public. Visit the Call to Action UCLA website for more details and to register.
Just Announced! NEW Funding Available for Development of Prison Arts Programs