School of Arts and Culture at MHP

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $180,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/13/2015
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Strategies
Overview
The School of Arts and Culture at MHP is the permanent operator of the Mexican Heritage Plaza, a $35 million facility owned by the city of San Jose. The four-year-old organization is a centerpiece of the largely Mexican American and low-income neighborhood of Mayfair. The School provides visual and performing arts classes, performances, and community events for 55,000 people each year. Having successfully completed its start-up phase, renewed funding will support strategic planning efforts to refine its business model and growth strategies. Funding will also facilitate the continuation of the Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute, a nationally recognized professional development program for leaders of color in the arts.
About the Grantee
Address
1700 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116
Grants to this Grantee
for organizational adaptation  

The School of Arts and Culture at MHP is the long-term operator of the Mexican Heritage Plaza, a six-acre facility owned by the city of San Jose. The organization is a vibrant arts and culture center, rooted in the largely Mexican American Mayfair neighborhood, that provides visual and performing arts classes, performances, and community events for more than 60,000 people each year. It also provides leadership development, fiscal sponsorship, and professional training to approximately 100 East San Jose artists and cultural leaders each year. This grant will support the school’s adaptation planning and implementation, advancing the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.

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