A painting by artist Paul Bond, one of the recipients of assistance from the OC Arts and Culture Resilience Fund.
More than $1.5 million in relief assistance has been or will be distributed to local artists and arts organizations, and the community has taken note of Arts Orange County's role in advocating for the public funding, raising private funds, and distributing some of the funds through the OC Arts and Culture Resilience Fund, Arts in partnership with Charitable Ventures and the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF). Read more about it in this article in Voice of OC. The fund was also featured on Spectrum 1 TV news, here.
APPLICATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED FROM ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS - DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 16
The City of Santa Ana has announced a $500,000 COVID-19 Arts Relief Fund that will assist individual artists and nonprofit arts-related organizations within the City of Santa Ana. Applications have now opened here. The program is being managed by OC Arts and Culture Resilience Fund with CARES Act funds from the City of Santa Ana. Complete details here in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
MORE ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS:
RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS & ARTS ORGANIZATIONS - ArtsOC.org
ARTS & CULTURAL EVENTS + CALLS FOR ARTISTS + AUDITIONS + JOBS + CLASSES + VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES -SparkOC.com
Arts Orange County is supported in part through funds from
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NEW CHAIR AT NEWPORT BEACH ARTS COMMISSION
Marie Little has been elected Chair of Newport Beach's City Arts Commission. Little completed her first term on the City Arts Commission in June, and was reappointed by the City Council to serve another four years. During 2018 and 2019, she served in several leadership positions; both as Chair and Vice Chair of the Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition, Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park and Performing Arts on Balboa Peninsula, as well as Vice Chair of the Arts Commission from August 2019-July 2020.
ARTS VOTE CAMPAIGN SEEKS TO INCREASE VOTER TURNOUT
Arts Orange County is the leader in building appreciation of, participation in and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County.
It is a powerhouse in advancing Orange County's arts ecology, a trailblazer in advocating workforce development through arts education, a leader in building future audiences and a trendsetter in the world of nonprofit arts councils.