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Upstate California Creative Corps Grants to be Available


The Tehama County Arts Council is announcing grant opportunities through
the Upstate California Creative Corps, offering artists, organizations and local
government departments hoping to employ artists, an opportunity to apply
for funding to create awareness around issues critical to society.
Area artists will be matched with a community group, government group, or
social serviced group that could use artists services including graphic
services, music, drama, written word as well as beautification.
The Creative Corps is in part modeled on the most successful components of
the Federal Art Programs of the Works Progress Administration (WPA),
which launched on the heels of the Great Depression a hundred-odd years
ago.
 
David Kipen, former Chair of Literature at the National Endowment for the
Arts and an authority on the WPA in California, will host conversations on
the WPA and the California Creative Corps on Tuesday, January 17th at
1 pm, via a Zoom Meeting. To register and receive a Zoom invitation to attend

go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149696849063712/
 
Join us, alongside Kipen, as we explore what it means for artists to get behind
and create awareness for public health, environmental issues, climate
mitigation, and emergency preparedness, relief, and recovery, civic
engagement and social justice.
We'll be looking at some of California's most exciting projects from the WPA,
and brainstorming the sorts of projects that artists might consider in
CURRENT contexts. This is a fantastic opportunity for artists and potential
organizational partners to get ahead of the curve in positioning themselves for
applying to the Upstate California Creative Corps grants. Assistance will be
available for the grant-writing process.
For additional information or to apply for a grant, email tcacarts@gmail.com

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