A grant was awarded in March 2014 to Californians for the Arts. However, due to complications with the IRS and the organization's active tax status, Hewlett was unable to pay the grant to Californians for the Arts. The grant was canceled and is now being reissued to the fiscal sponsor, Intersection for the Arts. Californians for ht eArts seeks to further the development and implementation of arts-positive policies at the state level. Specifically, the organization will 1) educate arts makers and supporters on the opportunities to restore public funding for the arts and arts education, 2) train and equip arts advocates through in-person trainings, monthly news updates, and online advocacy toolkit, 3) plan Arts Advocacy Day in Sacramento, 4) educate lawmakers and their staff on the value of arts and arts education, and 5) support local arts advocacy efforts such as Arts Town Hall held in August in San Francisco for local political candidates.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area
The Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area is a fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts. It connects and catalyzes groups of arts education providers, educators, and advocates to help ensure youth located throughout the San Francisco Bay Area receive a comprehensive and quality arts education. It provides services including regranting, event sponsorships, training and facilitation, and field leadership; serves as the regional hub for five local networks of arts education alliances; and aligns its work with statewide and national arts education efforts. Support for the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area advances the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy through the Policy and Advocacy substrategy.
for Zoo Labs
Zoo Labs, a fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts, supports and empowers Bay Area-based musicians and other artists to own and amplify their creative projects. Its work includes the curricular development and delivery of arts business training, public panel discussions with industry leaders, and other services in support of arts entrepreneurs and small business owners. Since 2013, Zoo Labs has conducted 26 accelerator residencies, engaging over 350 mentors to serve over 250 local artists. This grant, in alignment with the program’s Artists strategy, will enable Zoo Labs to continue and evolve its artist support programs.