Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy

For Pre-development And Planning Activities For The Expansion Of Its Current Facility

  • Amount
    $300,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/12/2012
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    Capital Funds
Overview
Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center is committed to the instruction, performance, and production of Mexican American arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Housed for the past decade in a modest storefront in a strip shopping center, the organization needs to expand and upgrade its home in order to increase programming to meet the community’s needs. After researching several facility options, Los Cenzontles plans to adapt its current space by adding 2,500 square feet—a 70 percent expansion—through build-out and acquisition of the adjacent space.
About the Grantee
Address
13108 San Pablo Avenue, San Pablo, CA, 94805-1311, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for organizational adaptation  
Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy is committed to the instruction, preservation, performance, and production of Mexican American arts. The organization reaches more than 20,000 people each year, providing music and dance classes in traditional and popular Mexican genres to 240 children and young people in the city of San Pablo. Los Cenzontles also researches, performs, and produces online media; records Mexican roots music; and hosts community cultural events. This grant to Los Cenzontles advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy by supporting the cultural activities, traditions, and preservation of the diversity of Mexican American communities in the Bay Area. This grant will support the academy’s adaptation planning and implementation.

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