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Community Arts Grants Awarded to Eighteen Nonprofits and Schools

Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office awards Community Arts Grants for the 28th year.

The City of Carlsbad Arts Commission has selected the recipients for the 2013 Community Arts Grants and 18 nonprofit organizations and schools will share $25,000 for arts activities.

The Community Arts Grants program, now in its 28th 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.

“Our panel of arts professionals and Carlsbad community leaders had a difficult job this year, since the program received requests totaling almost twice our grants fund,” said Community Arts Coordinator Colleen Finnegan. “They did a great job of funding high-quality projects. There are opportunities to get involved in making art, to learn about the arts and to enjoy exceptional performances right here in Carlsbad.”

The five awardees in the Organizations and Partnerships category include:

  • Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League: $750  
    Support for ten professional artist workshops in Carlsbad which are open to members and to the public.
  • Mainly Mozart: $1,925
    Support for the three-concert chamber music Spotlight Series at St. Elizabeth Seaton Church.
  • Museum of Making Music: $2,200
    Support for Global Spotlight Concert Series of six performances complementing and highlighting new multicultural exhibition components at the Museum.
  • New Village Arts: $4,125
    Support for 2013 production season with seven main stage productions,  an ongoing music series, two New Play workshops, an educational program and the Art Foundry for visual artists.
  • Patrons of the Arts Foundation/Carlsbad Community Theatre:  $3,500
    Support for multiple performances of two youth productions, one family production and five workshops.

In the Arts Education category, thirteen grants were awarded for activities within the schools that contain a performance, exhibition or presentation open to public attendance.

Awardees in the Arts Education category include:

  • Carlsbad Educational Foundation: $1,140
    Support for art instruction services at district-wide Kids’ Care after-school program.
  • Carlsbad High School Band Boosters: $1,140
    Support for four guest artists, instrumental coaches, particularly for students in the Wind Symphony.
  • Carlsbad High School Choral Boosters: $875
    Support for a guest artist residency in choreography for students in two show choirs.
  • Carlsbad High School Drama Club: $1,200
    Support for guest choreographer-in-residence for the musical theatre production in spring 2013.
  • Carlsbad High School Speech and Debate Team: $875
    Support for specialized textbooks and materials for the Interpretation students.
  • Calavera Hills Elementary School: $875 
    Support for four “Meet the Masters” visual art programs for 4th and 5th grade students in spring 2013.
  • Jefferson Elementary School: $990
    Support for the Jefferson Elementary Choir program, which provides free choral instruction to 3rd through 5th grade students.               
  • La Costa Canyon High school Dance Program: $765
    Support for two workshops with guest choreographers in spring and fall 2013.
  • La Costa Canyon High School Theatre Program: $1,140
    Support for guest vocal coach/pianist for Chicago, musical theatre production in spring 2013.
  • La Costa Canyon High School Jazz Band: $875
    Support for guest music coach/director for members of the LCC Jazz Band.
  • Montessori Arts and Sciences: $875
    Support for an intensive playwriting and theatre performance project.
  • St. Patrick School: $875                 
    Support for artist-led “Write On!” playwriting residency with 4th and 5th grade students in spring semester 2013.
  • Valley Middle School: $875
    Support for choreography instruction for members of 3 school show choirs in spring and fall semesters of 2013.

For information on the grant program, contact the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office at 760-434-2920.

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