Arts Council Napa Valley awards $20,000 for local arts and culture programs
Thanks to support provided by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Arts Council Napa Valley announces their summer 2022 Community Fund grant recipients. Six local programs will receive between $2,000 and $5,000 each, totaling $20,000 in funds awarded.
The funding requests in each grant cycle far exceed the amount which ACNV is able to award. Thus, many deserving projects are unable to be funded. The organization is dedicated to continuing fundraising to grow the Community Fund and its impact. If you are interested in more information on how you can help, please contact ACNV’s Program Manager, Crysta Tim at Crysta@artscouncilnv.org or (707) 257-2117.
The summer 2022 Community Fund grant awards reflect diverse artistic genres, disciplines and audiences – with the range of funded programs including youth art programs, culturally and historically significant art, 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. Since the inception of the Community Fund, ACNV has provided more than $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.
“As our granting program grows, so does its impact,” said Chris DeNatale, ACNV Executive Director. “This summer’s grantees are giving artists young and old a chance to create and inspire and a place for Napa County’s unique history and culture to be told through the artists’ eye. It’s an incredible opportunity to be able to support such significant projects and programs.”
ACNV Community Fund Grant Recipients | Summer 2022
Echoes of the Napa Valley: The Tulocay Project Location-Based Audio Tour
Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival, Inc.
A Location-based audio tour featuring monologues of diverse voices of early Napans, launching in conjunction with the 175th anniversary of Napa’s founding taking place & narratives from across Napa County.
Our RAD Wall
Our RAD Wall is a dynamic large-scale, permanent mural and arts education project designed to provide ALL youths ages twelve to twenty-one with the opportunity to make art in the public realm, seeking to encourage more diverse youth participation and create a supportive environment.
OpusEd Community Partnerships
A program consisting of eleven week-long unit residencies resulting in three community performances and three collaborative activities covering a wide array of themes and performative & visual arts represented by a diverse group of guest artists.
Los Braceros Mural
Joshua Ryan Murillo
A public mural to honor the Baraceros & bring light to the Bracero program that brought Mexican laborers to the U.S. during WWII and its lasting impacts including but not limited to generations of descendants prospering in the U.S. and the sparking of a labor movement to combat exploitative and dehumanizing practices.
Napa Valley Chamber Orchestra Winter Concerts
Napa Valley Chamber Orchestra
Two free December concerts utilizing young musicians from Napa County, preferably form the Napa Youth Symphony, and taking place in the City of Napa and in either American Canyon, St. Helena, or Calistoga.
Ten Years of Literature, Small Paintings and Murals
Oscar Aguilar Olea & Azalea Aguilar
A project consisting of a mosaic installation & catalog of 350 student-created paintings based upon thirty-two works read over the past ten years in Azalea Aguilar’s AP Spanish Literature classes. This project’s goal has been to connect culture, literature, and visual arts as a way to explore the themes of each class’s favorite written works from the year in collaboration with local artist Oscar Aguilar Olea.
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About the Community Fund
Made possible through the support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation grant awarded to ACNV in 2021. The re-granting program funds $40,000 each year to small nonprofits, individual artists and groups of individuals to support creative works and programs that are publicly accessible within Napa County to grow and deepen the general community’s relationship to arts and culture through greater access, engagement and culturally relevant opportunities.
About the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. Today, it is the largest private funder of the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, making roughly $20 million in grants to more than 220 nonprofit arts organizations in 11 Bay Area counties each year. To learn more, visit hewlett.org.
About Arts Council Napa Valley
As the official local arts agency in Napa County, Arts Council Napa Valley connects, advocates and leads the arts community countywide. Since 1981, the Arts Council has served to benefit all residents with a more sustainable, accessible and quality local arts scene.