9 Orange County Arts Organizations & Programs Receive 11 Spring 2017 Grants Totaling $143,351 from California Arts Council
The California Arts Council (CAC) announced yesterday grant awards approved at its May and June 2017 meetings, including 11 grants totaling over $143,000 to support Orange County arts organizations and one out-of-county organization that offers arts programs in Orange County.

Artists in Schools Program
Muckenthaler Cultural Center - $7,200 

Artists in Schools Extension Program
Arts & Learning Conservatory - $14,400 
Pacific Chorale - $8,800
Pa cific Symphony - $14,400
R yman-Carroll Foundation - $16,200

Local Impact Program
Relampago del Cielo - $16,200

Professional Development/Consulting Program
OC Women's Chorus - $840 
Philharmonic Society of OC - $1,000  
Relampago del Cielo - $4,700  

Re-Entry Through the Arts Program
Muckenthaler Cultural Center - $50,611
Veterans Initiative in the Arts
Arts Orange County - $9,000

CAC grants totaling $15,032,837 have been awarded to various nonprofit organizations statewide this year. A total of 1,076 grantees will receive state grant funding for their work spanning the Arts Council's 15 unique program categories, benefiting California's students, veterans, arts educators, at-risk youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, underserved populations, and communities at large.
Both the award amounts and number of recipients show marked growth over the previous year. As the result of a one-time $6.8 million state arts funding increase, the Arts Council nearly doubled its financial impact for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Investments in core grant programs and recent pilot programs increased by an average of 20 percent. Arts education grants were expanded to support field trips and after school and summer projects. The added funds were also used to develop three new pilot grant programs, aimed at serving formerly incarcerated individuals and supporting arts-focused public media and arts research.  Read more here.



  Arts Orange County is supported in part through funds from

National Endowment for the Arts Spring Grants Include 4 to OC
Big Read Grants:
Anaheim Public Library - $16,000 - Into the Beautiful North
OC Public Libraries - $14,000 - Everything I Never Told You

Art Works Grants:
California State University, Fullerton - $20,000 - To develop and present a new multimedia work by composer Pamela Madsen.
Arts Orange County - $20,000 - To present its 7th annual Dia del Nino Festival.
2 Join ArtsOC Team

Dave Barton, a founder and artistic director of Rude Guerrilla Theatre Company and Monkey Wrench Collective, is serving as project director and teaching artist for Arts Orange County's 2017-18 
VOICES: Veterans Storytelling Project, in collaboration with Heroes Hall Veterans Museum at OC Fair & Event Center. The project is being supported through a grant from the California Arts Council.

Joe Lewis, a professor of art at University of California, Irvine, and former dean of UCI's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, is serving as project consultant for ArtsOC on the Sculpture Exhibition in Newport Beach Civic Center Park. ArtsOC has been contracted by the City for a third year to manage the competition and installation. The art handling firm display remains part of the team for a third year as well.
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.

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