November 2020 Newsletter
Update on Round 2 Creative Economy Recovery Grants

On November 2, the Arts, Culture and Creative Economy (ACCE) Commission recommended more than $4.1 million for Round 2 of the Creative Economy Recovery Grants program.

Over the next weeks, City Council will make final approvals of the grant allocation. Following approval, OAC staff will notify grantees of their awards and begin the contracting and payment process. Grantees should ensure they have an active Supplier Account with the City and a current Business Occupancy Tax (BOT) Certificate.
Now Accepting: Request for Qualifications
Artist Roster for January 2021 - December 2025

DEADLINE: November 13, 2020

All California and US-based artists are invited to submit their qualifications for inclusion in the Sacramento Artist Roster. Public artists and studio artists are encouraged to apply. The Sacramento Office of Arts + Culture manages the Art in Public Places Program for the City of Sacramento. The Artist Roster will primarily serve as a resource for the selecting artwork through a public panel selection process. 

Once an artist is accepted, they are retained on the Roster until it expires at the end of December 2025. All artists will be notified to reapply in September of 2025 for a new Roster. While the Roster is active, a call will open every September for additional artists to be added. Artists already accepted on the Roster during the initial call, do not need to reapply until the roster is completely refreshed in 2025. Accepted artists on the Roster may request to update their information and artwork at any time during the roster period.

Call to Artists: Capitol Box Revival

DEADLINE: November 16, 2020

Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA) with the Sacramento Office of Arts + Culture (OAC) invite artists (and artist teams) who are 18 years or older, professional artists, and reside within 100 miles of Sacramento to be considered for CADA’s “Capitol Box Art Revival” to submit their qualifications for a new box wrap project in the downtown area of Sacramento.

CADA is the sponsor for this public art project. The original Capitol Box Art Project was launched in 2015. Selected artists were given a 3-year maintenance commitment with the understanding that after that time a new round of artists would be selected to refresh the downtown utility boxes. This opportunity will also give artists a 3-year maintenance commitment.

Living Quilt Installation by Artist In Residence Jane Ingram Allen

On November 21st at 2pm, environmental artist Jane Ingram Allen will complete the installation of her artwork, "Living Quilt for Sojourner Truth" at Sojourner Truth Community Garden, 7365 Gloria Drive, Sacramento, CA. This installation, the culmination of her community residency as part of the City's Artist-in-Residence program, features a bed woven out of branches, covered in a handmade paper quilt with local seeds that will produce an ever evolving artwork of flowers and plants. Join us for a brief "ceremony" on the 21st as we lay the quilt on the bed and/or attend one of Jane's virtual Zoom workshops in November as she shares her hand papermaking process for this project. Sojourner Truth Community Garden is in the Pocket-Greenhaven area (District 7) next to the Robbie Waters Library and the Sojourner Truth Park in Sacramento. This project was created in partnership with Sacramento's Youth, Parks, and Community Enrichment and is one of 10 community residencies throughout Sacramento.

For more information about the workshops, installation, or any of the other residencies, check out our website.
Sacramento Mural Conversations: Speaker Series at City College
Event #3 - “Community Murals”

Date: Thursday, November 19th
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

With the success of recent mural festivals and local mural projects in and around Sacramento, the City of Sacramento in partnership with Sacramento City College wants to engage artists, community members, and city government in a discussion regarding a long-term plan for murals in our city. Should the city have a mural policy? Should murals be registered throughout the city? These questions and others will be discussed over a series of six speaker sessions designed to educate, inspire, and excite us about the possibilities for our growing mural collection in Sacramento. Please come be part of the dialogue. This is a free event open to the public.

This speaker series is an opportunity to begin the conversation through educating ourselves about the community mural movement. Speakers will present “Community Murals” from their own personal perspectives in an effort to differentiate the intentions and approach from other mural movements and current trends. This third speaker series event is guided by two local college professors, Mya Dosch (Sac State) and Maceo Montoya (UC Davis), and a brief panel discussion will be moderated by artist and Office of Arts + Culture Project Manager Donald Gensler.

Mya Dosch is assistant professor of Art of the Americas at California State University, Sacramento, where she teaches courses on Latin American art, race and representation, and public art across the Americas. Dosch has lectured and published nationally and internationally on prison architecture, street art, protest banners, and the removal of confederate monuments. Her current research considers public art after the 1968 student movement in Mexico City, from monumental sculptures to ephemeral protest interventions.

Maceo Montoya’s paintings, drawings, and prints have been featured in exhibitions and publications throughout the country as well as internationally. He has published three works of fiction, The Scoundrel and the Optimist (2010), The Deportation of Wopper Barraza (2014) and You Must Fight Them: A Novella and Stories (2015), as well as Letters to the Poet from His Brother (2014), a hybrid book combining images, prose poems, and essays. His most recent publication is Chicano Movement for Beginners, a work of graphic nonfiction. Montoya is an associate professor in the Chicana/o Studies Department at UC Davis where he teaches the Chicana/o Mural Workshop and courses in Chicano Literature.

After the presentations and panel discussion, we will engage the audience with questions regarding the presentation and, more specifically, about the larger vision for Sacramento’s growing urban gallery of mural art.
Opportunities & Resources

Grant Opportunity: $1 Million TOT Grant Program from Sacramento County Board of Supervisors
​The County Board of Supervisors will provide $1 million through the 2020 TOT Grant Program to support nonprofit organizations located in Sacramento County that carry out community-based programs and/or services in the areas of economic and workforce development, arts and culture, community development, or health and human services. The application period is November 6 - December 7. For more information, click here.

Resource: Navigating Uncertain Times: A Scenario Planning Toolkit for the Arts & Culture Sector from The Wallace Foundation
The Wallace Foundation commissioned AEA Consulting to develop a scenario planning toolkit, Navigating Uncertain Times: A Scenario Planning Toolkit for the Arts & Culture, designed to help arts and culture organizations approach planning for a future likely marked by likely increased uncertainty and complexity, including the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the response to the need for racial and social justice, climate change, emerging technologies, as well as circumstances still unforeseen. Click here to access the toolkit.

Survey: Statewide Covid-19 Economic Impact Survey for Creative Organizations and Businesses from Californians for the Arts
This survey is designed to gather information about the financial and human impacts of Covid-19's pandemic-related restrictions on California’s nonprofit cultural organizations and for-profit creative businesses. To take the survey, click here.

Survey: Statewide Covid-19 Economic Impact Survey for Artists and Cultural Workers from Californians for the Arts
This survey is designed to gather information about the financial and human impacts of the COVID-19 related pandemic and the State of California’s safety procedures on California’s practicing artists, creative workers, culture bearers, and educators. We are including in these employment categories, those who work in any capacity in non-profit arts and culture organizations as well as those in the for-profit creative and live entertainment industries. To take the survey, click here.

Webinar: How Much? Your Art, Your Value, Your Price from Center for Cultural Innovation
Led by art business consultant Jeremiah Olayinka Ojo, a professional with expertise in artist studio management, gallery and project management, and art market strategy, this workshop is designed to demystify common misnomers on pricing artwork. Jeremiah will help participants understand and define artistic production and conceptual value through pricing. The workshop is appropriate for individual artists working in any discipline and at any point in their careers. To register for this webinar, click here.

Casting Call: Home Casting Makeover from High Noon Entertainment
A major network and High Noon Entertainment are casting home-owning duos in Sacramento for a new home makeover show. This new series will feature an expert design team who specializes in creating blended styles that can design for those with polar opposite tastes. If you are interested in applying, click here.

For more listings on other resources, artist calls, and other opportunities, check our website.