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, July 23, 2020
ArtBeat: The ADA turns 30! Plus, a new statewide rapid-relief fund for individual CA artists & cultural workers
Join us online or by phone for tomorrow's Council meeting - details inside.
Council meeting to be held virtually tomorrow, July 24
The California Arts Council will hold its next business meeting tomorrow, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will take place online with public access available by web link or phone. Written comments may be submitted in advance of virtual meeting of the Council and up through the close of the meeting. The public is also invited to provide live comments by voice during the meeting's designated public comment period. A detailed agenda, meeting access and public comment links are at this link.
California Relief Fund for Artists & Cultural Practitioners
We're excited to announce our newest grant opportunity to aid California's individual artists & cultural practitioners impacted by COVID-19. More than 900 artists to be supported! Apply now to receive $1,000 in unrestricted rapid-relief funding through an easy application process, administered in partnership with the Center for Cultural Innovation. Get the details here.
Community listening sessions report & recordings available
CAC Administrators of Color Fellowship applications open
The School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza (SOAC), an Administering Organization of the California Arts Council, is currently accepting applicants for the California Arts Council Administrators of Color Fellowship program. The statewide pilot program will match 10 arts administrators of color, Fellows, with an arts and culture organization, Host Organizations, dedicated to equity and community engagement for a nine- to 12-month fellowship. Apply by July 31 - learn more in our press release.
Nominations open for WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund
The U.S. Regional Arts Resilience Fund was created as an urgent response to the impact of COVID-19 on the nation's arts organizations. Through the WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund, WESTAF will administer the re-granting of over $1.7 million across its 13-state region in the fall of 2020. The fund will prioritize those organizations that are most at risk during this crisis, including historically under-resourced organizations, as well as those serving under-resourced populations, communities, and/or art forms. Anyone can submit a nomination on behalf of an organization. The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 31, 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT. Learn more here.