News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
650-329-2607
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

6/13/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 06132019
Subject :

Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Receives two California Arts Council Grants totaling $30,600
Contact : Ken Heiman, Marketing Coordinator, Palo Alto Art Center    4082302304
    ken.heiman@cityofpaloalto.org

PALO ALTO, CA– The California Arts Council (CAC) has awarded the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation two grants to support the Art Center’s Project Look tours and transportation for Ravenswood students, and to fund a community-based residency with artist Jill Miller.

The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation received a $14,400 Arts Education-Exposure program grant to provide transportation and scholarships for Ravenswood City School District students participating in the Art Center’s Project Look school tours program. Project Lookprovides fun, educational, and memorable art experiences to thousands of students in Palo Alto and the surrounding area every year. Groups visit the gallery for an interactive tour and the art studio for a related hands-on activity.

The Foundation also received a $16,200 Artists in Communities program grant to fund a community-based residency with conceptual artist Jill Miller. The artist returns to the Art Center after leading the Being Human art project, in which she engaged 10 Bay area parent-artists who used their parenting experiences as catalysts for producing art.

The Arts Education-Exposure grants support attendance at high-quality performances and exhibits for students with limited access to these experiences. The Artists in Communities grants centralize artists and their artistic processes as vehicles for community vitality.

The CAC this week awarded 1,234 grants totaling $20,823,541 in project and operational support for nonprofit organizations and units of government throughout the state of California. Awarded project designs span the whole of the arts and cultural fields, with funding offered in 14 unique grant program areas addressing access, equity, and inclusion; community vibrancy; and arts learning and engagement, and aligning with the California Art Council’s vision of a state strengthened by a spectrum of art and artists.

More information on the statewide grants may be found at www.arts.ca.gov.

About the California Arts Council:
The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. The Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California’s diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing effective and relevant programs and services.

About the Palo Alto Art Center:
The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art. See, make, and be inspired because everyone is anartist. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides anaccessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We serve approximately 140,000 people every yearthrough a diverse range of programs.

The Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto is funded in part by grants from Silicon Valley Creates and the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation gratefully acknowledges support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Yellow Chair Foundation, private donations, and members.


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