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.
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California Relief Fund for Artists & Cultural Practitioners
Our newest grant opportunity was created 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. Apply by August 18 - get the details here.
CAC Administrators of Color Fellowship Deadline Extended
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 Administrators of Color Fellowship. 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. The application deadline has been extended to August 14 - learn more in our press release.
Grants for arts participation by people with disabilities
Applications are open now for cycle three of the California Arts Council's Arts and Accessibility grant program, offering support to artists with disabilities and organizations enhancing arts and culture opportunities for people with disabilities. Direct funding for artists is available through this grant. The program is administered in partnership with the National Arts and Disability Center at UCLA. Click here to learn more.
New research funding opportunity for music and health
In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Institutes of Health is offering a new funding opportunity titled "Promoting Research on Music and Health," a "Phased Innovation Award for Music Interventions" aimed at understanding clinical applications of music for the treatment of many diseases, disorders, and conditions. The first due date for applications is Oct. 2, 2020. View the full announcement here.