Center for the Arts receives $36,768 grant from California Arts Council

The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley is receiving a $36,768 grant from the California Arts Council for WorldFest, the council announced. It is one 347 grants totaling $4.3 million.

A one-time budget increase allowed the California Arts Council to award the largest number of grants provided by the state agency in 13 years, as we are reporting in our magazine’s summer issue. The supported programs include both the Arts Council’s core programs and new pilot investments. The Center received its grant under the Creative California Communities program.

“California Arts Council grants support a wide range of projects that are crafted by each community to reflect their values and needs,” said Donn K. Harris, Chair of the California Arts Council. “With an increased state investment, we are able to further spark the powerful growth and prosperity that result from the deep arts engagement provided by our grant programs.”

The Center for the Arts, a non-profit performing arts organization, purchased the California WorldFest outdoor music event as a creative way to help sustain The Center while providing a long-term growth strategy for the local economy.

Grant funds will be used to improve the event’s impact by increasing regional visibility, boosting local employment, booking more CA artists, building new audiences within and outside the region, expanding arts activities to include visual artists and awareness of global environmental issues and Native Peoples, and increasing local and regional tourism.

California WorldFest celebrates its 20th anniversary next year. The festival will be July 14-17, 2016.

The California Arts Council’s announcement is here.

—California Arts Council

(Photo: Alan  Schekter)

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