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What does an Arts Council do anyway? Part 8: Who’s Gotten the Grants this Round?

Who We Are Wednesdays: What does an Arts Council do anyway?

A couple of weeks ago we talked about how granting works at ACNV, talking largely about the Community Fund Grant. Now that our Summer 2019 granting session is completed, we are proud to announce our winners for this granting season!

Thanks to funding provided by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Arts Council Napa Valley announces the summer 2019 Community Fund grant recipients. Seven local programs received between $2,500 – $5,000 each, totaling $26,500 in funds awarded.

Awards reflect diverse artistic genres, disciplines and audiences – with the range of funded programs including live performances, creative exhibitions, family entertainment and more. These programs are supporting ACNV’s vision of enriching our community through arts and culture by creating greater access, engagement and culturally relevant opportunities for locals. ACNV has provided over $100,000 to artists and small non-profit organizations, so that local work may grow and deepen the impact of arts and culture for all in the Napa County community.

ACNV Community Fund Grant Recipients | Summer 2019

18th Annual El Día De Los Muertos Altar Exhibition & Celebration
Napa Valley Latino Heritage Committee

The 18th annual El Día De Los Muertos Altar Exhibition and Celebration, taking place on November 1-3, 2019, is a free annual exhibition and celebration in Napa. The grant will fund three new elements, including UC Berkeley students’ mariachi group performance, cash prizes for the student art contest and art displays. To learn more, visit nvlatinoheritage.wordpress.com.

Composition & Premiere New 30-minute Work for 5 Cellos
Eric Moore

Three performances of a newly composed 30-minute work for five cellos. Performances will be in Angwin, Napa and San Francisco. Each performance will be introduced with an informational podcast discussing the inspiration and process behind the musical works. To learn more, visit celloloft.com.

Human Roots
Oscar Aguilar

A symbolic visual art representation of the immediate realities of the field workers of the Napa Valley, their transfiguration with nature and the landscape and how they grow their own roots in a foreign land. The art installation will be displayed at Vinoce and Twenty Rows tasting room in Napa. To learn more, visit oscareggtempera.com.

My Brother’s Keeper
Josette DeTour

My Brother’s Keeper is a raw coming of age film about two brothers from a working class family in Pope Valley. In partnership with Pacific Union College Film Department, this project establishes a platform for local Napa County filmmakers to tell original stories. Special events include table readings of the script, filmmaker and cast meet and greets, community screenings  and special on-set production assistant roles for students.

Napa Quake Mosaic
Kristina Young

The Napa Quake Mosaic is a public art installation created to honor those affected by the Napa earthquake. The production process is artist led and community built, made from objects broken during the earthquake. The project offers multiple therapeutic reflection opportunities for the public. The grant will support the project installation of the project. To learn more, visit klythefly.com/quake-mosaic.

Napa Valley Voices Sustainability Campaign
Napa Valley Voices

Napa Valley Voices will perform 30 annual concerts of entertaining and engaging music, targeting the elderly and marginalized populations. The grant will assist in sustaining these annual performances, hiring musicians and providing low cost tickets and rhythm instruments for audience members. To learn more, visit napavalleyvoices.com.

Zoppe Italian Family Circus
E & M Presents

E & M Presents brings the Zoppe Italian Family Circus to the Napa County community. This grant supports providing free admission to underserved families throughout Napa County and free arts activities, believing that everyone should have the chance to experience the wonders of the circus. To learn more, visit eandmpresents.org.

Interested in Applying for the Next Granting Session?

Congratulations to our Summer 2019 Community Fund grantees.

Do you think you have an idea for enriching the community through creativity?

Keep an eye out for news about the Winter 2019 Community Fund Grant application opening on the website and by subscribing to our email newsletter for the latest updates, or email info@artscouncilnv.org.

(Photo credit: NBC Bay Area)