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Small Arts Organizations: Grants Opportunity

 

Riverside Arts Council and The Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties will present a grants workshop from 10:00 to 11:30 am, followed by a hosted lunch at College of the Desert on Wednesday, May 28. The workshop is cosponsored by College of the Desert and ArtsOasis.

The Community Foundation, with funds from the Irvine Foundation, will be offering modest grants ($5,000 to $10,000) to small arts organizations in our region with programs that reach underserved audiences. The following offers a very brief introduction:

The Community Foundation Arts Regranting Program/Inland Empire (ARPIE)

The Community Foundation is now accepting applications to the ARPIE. The regranting funds are for small arts organizations in the Inland Empire to experiment with new approaches to arts engagement.  Grants are intended as risk-capital for very small arts organizations, agencies, art collectives and groups to pilot projects that focus on

1) reaching low-income and/or ethnically diverse populations that have been traditionally underserved by nonprofit arts organizations,

2) offering active engagement in the arts in which participants are making or practicing art, and/or

3) using nontraditional arts venues such as churches, store fronts and shopping malls, or open lots and other spaces not typically designated for arts use that are easily accessible and familiar to the public.

For complete information on guidelines and the application, please follow this link. We invite all potentially eligible organizations and groups to attend the May 28 workshop. Please note that the workshop will be held at:

College of the Desert

The Cravens Student Services Center, Second Floor Conference Room

43500 Monterey Avenue

Palm Desert, CA 92260

This is a free event, of course, but please reserve your place by contacting David Clinton-Reid at david@cvep.com.