Laura D. McHugh
2017 LOCAL ARTS GRANT AWARDS
The San Mateo County Arts Commission is pleased to announce its 2017 arts grant awardees. Eighteen (18) county arts organizations will receive $86,500 to make diverse cultural arts programs broadly accessible to residents of San Mateo County. Organizations serve children and adults with dance, drama, media arts, instrumental and vocal music, theatre and visual arts.
The Local Arts Grants program distributes funding in two categories:
- Project/Program Support which may be used to present free or low cost performances, screenings, exhibitions, educational services, festivals, literary readings, workshops and seminars or other services.
- Organizational Support which provides unrestricted funding to help support and maintain an organization as it pursues its mission.
PROJECT/PROGRAM SUPPORT AWARDS
|Each One Reach One||Mural Music & Arts Project|
|South San Francisco - $4,000||East Palo Alto - $3,750|
|Edgewood Center for Children and Families||Peninsula Young Writers|
|San Carlos - $2,500||San Carlos - $5,250|
|Fuse Theatre||Quinteto Latino|
|Redwood City - $3,750||Menlo Park - $3,000|
|Harmony Project Bay Area||Sanchez Art Center|
|Daly City - $5,250||Pacifica - $3,750|
|Menlo Park - $4,500||San Mateo - $3,750|
|Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club||ZiRu Dance|
|San Mateo - $2,500||Redwood City - $3,500|
ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT AWARDS
|Arts Unity Movement||Djerassi Resident Artists Program|
|San Mateo - $5,000||Woodside - $8,000|
|Masterworks Chorale Society||Music at Kohl Mansion|
|San Mateo - $6,000||Burlingame - $8,000|
|San Carlos Children's Theater||Kids & Art|
|San Carlos - $7,000||Woodside - $7,000|
The San Mateo Arts Commission works to ensure that the arts are valued for their contributions to the County’s quality of life, to children’s education and for their reflection of the diversity of the County’s residents and visitors. The Arts Commission works to further public appreciation and support of all cultural, classical, traditional and emergent art forms.
The Arts Commission consists of five members, appointed by the Board of Supervisors, each residing in one of the supervisorial districts. It exists to promote and encourage the arts, to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors, to prepare and update the county's strategic and cultural plan, and act as a liaison with arts organizations to ensure collaboration and coordination related to culture and art activities in San Mateo County.
What We Fund
The Arts Commission supports arts events, programs, outreach, engagement or services that create social vitality in neighborhoods, K-12 schools and with underserved constituencies. The Arts Commission provides funds to assist arts organizations in building a strong presence in the community, growing audiences and expanding services and programs to the community and to children in grades K-12 and to educate and expose county residents to a wide range of artistic and cultural expression.