The City of Carlsbad Arts Commission has completed the selection of recipients for the 2012 Community Arts Grants. The Community Arts Grants program, now in its 27th year, provides cultural opportunities for Carlsbad residents and strengthens local arts organizations through matching grants that cover part of the cost of projects taking place in Carlsbad. Sixteen non-profit organizations and schools will share $25,000 for activities taking place in 2012. On Dec. 1, the Carlsbad Arts Commission approved the recommendations made by a peer review panel of local arts professionals and community representatives.
Organizations and Partnerships category: Six grants were made, ranging from $1,000 to $3,945.
Animal Cracker Conspiracy: $1,000
Support for interactive performances at the 2012 ! festival in September.
Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League: $1,000
Support for nine professional artist workshops in Carlsbad which are open to members and to the public.
Mainly Mozart: $2,000
Support for the three-concert chamber music Spotlight Series at St. Elizabeth Seaton Church.
Support for Global Spotlight Concert Series of six performances complementing and highlighting new multicultural exhibition components at the Museum.
Support for 2012 production season with six main stage productions, 12 Off Nights Series programs, one Holiday event, and a Shakespeare in the Park production.
Patrons of the Arts Foundation/: $3,000
Support for multiple performances of two youth productions, one family production and six workshops
Arts Education category: Ten grants of $690 to $1,200 were awarded for activities within the schools that contain a performance, exhibition or presentation open to public attendance.
School Band Boosters: $1,200
Support for four guest artists, instrumental coaches, particularly for students in the Wind Symphony.
Carlsbad High School Choral Boosters: $1,200
Support for six guest artist/instructors to work with the choirs and on vocal technique and development.
Carlsbad High School Drama Club: $1,200
Support for choreographer-in-residence for the musical theatre production in May 2012.
Support for specialized textbooks and materials for the Interpretation students.
Support for four “Meet the Masters” visual art programs for 5th grade students in spring 2012.
Support for the Choir program, which provides choral instruction to 60 3rd through 5th grade students.
Support for a ten-week theatre project that is artist-led.
Support for an artist-led legacy mosaic project for 5th graders partnering with 1st & 2nd graders.
St. Patrick School: $1,200
Support for artist-led “Write On!” playwriting residency with 100 7th and 8th grade students in spring semester 2012.
For information on the grant program, contact the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office at 760-434-2920.
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