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Art grant program accepting applications in San Diego/Imperial counties

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A grant program for artists and cultural

practitioners through the city of San Diego and regional partners went live

Feb. 15.

The program is funded through a $4.75 million California Creative

Corps grant from the California Arts Council, and will grant recipients funds

to “develop artistic content and carry out public campaigns that increase

regional awareness of issues impacting San Diego and Imperial counties,

including public health, energy and water conservation, climate mitigation,

civic engagement and social justice matters,'' a city statement said.

“The Far South/Border North program offers artists and cultural

practitioners in our region an extraordinary opportunity,'' said Jonathon Glus,

executive director of the city's Commission for Arts and Culture. “We know

artists and cultural practitioners bring an important engagement perspective to

intersectional work in environmental, civic and community health, and we

appreciate the California Arts Council's investment in San Diego and Imperial

counties' most disproportionately impacted communities.''

The funding is intended to help support communities in the lowest

quartile of the California Healthy Places Index in the two counties – all

while continuing to enrich creative, artistic and cultural practices.

“We are pleased to partner in this work that will shine a light on

and grow public and private funding for artists and cultural practitioners,''

said Megan Thomas, president and CEO of Catalyst of San Diego and Imperial

Counties. “We are excited about this opportunity to artistically and

creatively elevate the dialogue about equitable resources for health,

environmental, and other social justice issues across San Diego and Imperial


Grant guidelines and information sessions to assist potential

applicants are available at Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on March 22. A second round of grant applications for organizations to regrant to artists and cultural practitioners will be released in the spring.

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