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Culver City Arts Foundation Awards $50,000 in Grants

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December 22, 2022

The Culver City Arts Foundation (Culver Arts), which supports the arts in Culver City through its mission to preserve the past, enrich the present and create the future of arts and culture in the community, is thrilled to announce the recipients of $50,000 in grants in our effort to support local nonprofit art organizations. This year for #GivingTuesday, instead of asking for donations for our own nonprofit organization, Culver Arts gave back to the arts community…because art changes everything!

Through the support of our donors and community partners, we were able to increase our donations from

$20,000 given in our first and second round combined to local artists, to $50,000 for our final round for art organizations! The grants range in amounts of $1,000 to $5,000 and are designed to support general operating funds, especially after the last few years of economic hardship. These awardees are creative organizations that provide programs, resources, and opportunities for the local community that are the heart of Culver City.

The grant recipients are:

Academy of Visual & Performing Arts Actors' Gang

ArtsUP! LA Cadfab Creative Cinefemme

Culver City Chamber Orchestra Culver City Historical Society Culver City Public Theatre

El Marino Rainbow Taiko Global Girl Media

Invertigo Dance Theatre Jazz Hands For Autism

Los Angeles Doctors' Symphony Orchestra Monarch Theatre Guild

The New American Theatre ReDiscover Center

VOX Femina Los Angeles

Wende Museum of the Cold War Westside Youth Orchestra

“We are grateful to have the opportunity to support the arts which are so vital to our community and its identity.” said Jim B. Clarke, Culver Arts Chair. “We are thankful to our donors and supporters who will allow us to award more grants in 2023.”

First Round Resiliency Fund grant recipient, artist Annie Brown had this to say: “With the support that the Culver Arts Foundation Resiliency Fund Grant gave me in 2021, I was able to easily pay my rent and apply that extra time and attention to expanding my small business in ways I previously didn't have the time or financial stability to do. A few months later, I released four new products and became an artist-in-residence at These Hands Maker's Collective, a local workshop space and arts collective. During my April - December residency, I have been teaching workshops three times a month and creating my art in a beautiful, welcoming space. It's an

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Chair: Jim B. Clarke

Vice-Chair: Sehnita Joshua Mattison Secretary: A. Alicia Ide

Treasurer: Dr. Tony Spano

Shona Gupta, Dr. James Limbaugh, Kenneth S. Mand, David Voncannon

PO Box 4521

Culver City, CA 90231 http://www.CulverArts.org Info@CulverArts.org http://www.givebutter.com/culverarts

opportunity I wouldn't have had the chance to follow without the grant. Thank you so much, Culver Arts

Foundation!”

In the next grant cycle, Culver Arts will be able to provide funds through its Creative Arts Spotlight Grants, which are expected to launch early 2023. The Creative Arts Spotlight Grants, which are modeled on the successful Culver City Performing Arts Grants funded by the City and Culver Arts, will provide programmatic support to artists and organizations working in the literary arts, visual arts, digital arts, filmmaking, and other disciplines ineligible for the performing arts grants.

As Culver Arts looks to future opportunities to support local artists and creative organizations we will focus on our year-end appeals for support. To continue helping the arts thrive in Culver City, Culver Arts accepts donations at https://culverarts.org/ through GiveButter.com/culverarts or mailed to Culver City Arts Foundation, PO Box 4521, Culver City, CA 90231. Donations are tax deductible (FEIN 84-1697150) and 100% of the funds will directly support the arts.

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About Culver City Arts Foundation

Since its launch in 2018, the Culver City Arts Foundation has been a leader in supporting arts and culture in Culver City through fiscal grants, providing major funding to programs such as the Culver City Performing Arts Grants and the Artist Laureate program. Throughout the pandemic, the Foundation’s Arts Resiliency Fund provided funds to local artists impacted by the global shutdown. The Culver City Arts Foundation Arts is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit composed of community leaders who volunteer their time, experience, and resources towards the growth of the arts in Culver City. Visit http://www.culverarts.org for more information about the Culver City Arts Foundation. #CulverCityResilient

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