DEADLINE IS FRIDAY JULY 24 at 5 PM FOR ARTS AND CULTURE RESILIENCE FUND
Assistance for Orange County-resident artists and nonprofit arts organizations.
HEROES HALL'S NEW VIRTUAL MUSEUM SEEKS SUBMISSIONS

Heroes Hall is looking for photographs and stories of military veterans, memorabilia and artifacts for its new virtual museum collection. Its exhibition debuted with the opening of the Virtual OC Fair. Submit items here for consideration.
UPDATED LIST OF OC ARTS ORGS AWARDED CARES ACTING FUNDING
The cumulative total of CARES Act grants to Orange County Arts Organizations has now exceeded $390,000.

Small Business Grant Programs in Orange County Supervisor Districts 1, 4 and 5, and we have received reports that a number of them have been awarded grants. These received $10,000 each:
District 4 - The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton
District 5 - Camino Real Playhouse, San Juan Capistrano
District 5 - Orange County Women's Chorus, Laguna Hills
District 5 - Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach
District 5 - Laguna Beach Live!, Laguna Beach
District 5 - Laguna Dance Festival, Laguna Beach
District 5 - Laguna Outreach for Community Arts (LOCA), Laguna Beach
District 5 - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Laguna Beach
District 5 - Sawdust Festival, Laguna Beach
District 5 - Creative Kids Playhouse, Mission Viejo
District 5 - Festival Singers, Rancho Santa Margarita
District 5 - Wyland Foundation, Rancho Santa Margarita
District 5 - Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, San Clemente
District 5 - Cabrillo Playhouse, San Clemente

National Endowment for the Arts CARES Act Grants ($50,000 each):
Chance Theater, Anaheim
Pacific Symphony, Irvine
Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Irvine
Relampago del Cielo, Santa Ana
The Wooden Floor, Santa Ana

California Humanities CA CARES Relief and Recovery Grants ($3,000):
Museum of Teaching and Learning
MUZEO

ArtsOC will continue to update this list as additional grants are reported.
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POET LAUREATE & CREATIVE EDGE SPEAKER JOY HARJO'S OP-ED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES 
2020 Creative Edge Lecture speaker and U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo shares her thoughts about the the landmark Supreme Court decision validating her tribe's ownership of its land in Oklahoma in this heartfelt piece in the New York Times.
GRANT OPPORTUNITY

The Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Awards are open to Creative Youth Development (CYD) music organizations seeking to influence youth-serving systems so all young people have access to music learning, creating, and performing experiences that reflect their culture and identity. The Accelerator Award Letter of Interest will open Friday, July 24, 2020. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, August 21. Details here.
CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH GRANTS FOR ARTISTS
"Fostering Creativity in a Time of Crisis Grants for Laguna Beach Artists" is a program being offered through the City of Laguna Beach and made possible by a grant from the Wayne Peterson Fund of the Laguna Beach Community Foundation. Eligibility is limited to artists who reside in Laguna Beach. Details may be found here. The deadline is September 1.
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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.

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