Artists Activating Communities is a new pilot grant program which supports sustained artistic residencies in community settings, demonstrating the arts to be a central component of civic life, and artists to be vital in shaping society. Artists Activating Communities projects are artist-driven, engage community members as active participants, and activate participants to develop and express their own creativity.
This year we were awarded the Artists in Schools Planning Grant, which will be focused in the Victor Elementary School District.
We will be developing a program that will bring artists into the schools for several weeks offering exposure to dance, theatre, music and the visual arts for grades 3 and 4.
Joining Forces: Veteran's Plant to Paper Project
In early 2015, the California Arts Council announced a competitive grant for projects that would enrich the lives of California's veterans, active-duty military and their families through the arts.
The California Arts Council, a state agency, announced it plans to award $7,290 to Arts Connection as part of its new Artists Activating Communities program. The City of San Bernardino Fine Arts Commission also awarded Arts Connection funds in the amount of $8100, which acted as a matching grant, making this programming possible.