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.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
New online program staff directory! Details inside.
The California Arts Council will hold its first business meeting of 2020 on Wednesday, February 5 at The Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex in Sacramento. The public is invited to attend and to address the Council during the public comment periods. A detailed meeting agenda will be posted at this link by the close of the business day on Friday, January 24.
Council meetings are open to the public and are held in physically accessible spaces in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need additional accommodations or require language assistance, please send your request to Administrative Analyst Lariza Barcena at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than five business days before the meeting.
New online program staff directory
Transitions are underway at the CAC! This week we're announcing updates to the staff contacts for some of our grant programs. Grantees should visit our new Program Staff Contacts webpage to easily locate the name and contact information for each grant's designated Arts Program Specialist. These shifts are in anticipation of an expansion to our Programs Unit. New colleagues will be joining our team soon, and we are excited to increase our staff in order to more effectively and responsibly meet the needs of the field.
CAC report focuses on local government investments in SLPs
How much does your county invest in the arts? We've just published a new report, California County Local Arts Agency: Impact & Local Government Funding, examining the financial investments county and municipal governments make in their designated county local arts agencies, or State-Local Partners. Additionally, it explores the impact of local arts agencies both in the communities they serve and statewide. Read the full report here or view our press release for more information.
AIC opportunities: Advisor pool & program name change
California's Arts in Corrections program is looking to the community for help to grow prison arts programming in a new direction: Returned citizens who were formerly incarcerated are encouraged to lend their valuable voices to state contract decision making as paid Arts in Corrections panel advisors - details and how to apply at this link. And, as part of a community-based approach, the CAC invites everyone to participate in our process to develop a new program name -register for the upcoming webinar on February 5 to learn more.