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, May 22, 2020
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CAC Awards Federal CARES Funding to Local Arts Agencies
The California Arts Council body held an emergency meeting virtually on Friday, May 8, to conduct urgent business surrounding federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding. Council members voted unanimously to distribute the $710,400 of State Arts Agency CARES Act funding awarded by the National Endowment from the Arts to the Arts Council's 54 State-Local Partner grantees. These county arts agencies have the opportunity to opt-in for regranting to arts organizations serving socially vulnerable populations within their communities. In a separate decision, the Council also voted to establish a rapid relief grant for funding individual artists who represent socially vulnerable communities. Click here to learn more.
California Humanities CARES Relief and Recovery Grants
California Humanities relief and recovery grants aim to provide support to organizations that have experienced the cancellation of their public humanities activities due to a decrease or loss of revenue, programming opportunities, loss of paid staff, or venues as a result of COVID-19, as well as to humanities practitioners who are facing financial hardship. Funding from the State of California will provide capacity-building recovery grants to assist organizations as they consider new approaches to public humanities programming and organizational strength. Click here for grant eligibility and application details.
Support creativity in the classroom on your state tax return
The new California tax deadline is July 15. Be a champion for arts education when filing by making a contribution to the Keep Arts in Schools Fund on your California state return. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible contribution is applied to arts education programming supported by the California Arts Council. Smart needs art - get the details on donating here.
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