Arts Council Napa Valley Releases winter 2021 Community Fund Grant Recipients
Arts Council Napa Valley awards $20,000 for local arts and culture programs
NAPA, CA (Januaary 6, 2022) – Thanks to support provided by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Arts Council Napa Valley announces their winter 2021 Community Fund grant recipients. Six local programs will receive between $2,500 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 winter 2021 Community Fund grant awards reflect diverse artistic genres, disciplines and audiences – with the range of funded programs including youth art programs, theater performances, culturally significant artwork 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 the range of artists, projects, and audiences they serve,” said Chris DeNatale, ACNV Board of Directors Chair. “Our goal is to grow the Community Fund to support more of these artists and their visions across the county. We know that the community enjoys what programming ACNV’s winter grantees have in store!”
ACNV Community Fund Grant Recipients | Winter 2021
Collaborative Mural at Pueblo Vista Magnet School
Young will lead Pueblo Vista students in a collaborative process to paint a 625 sq. ft. exterior, on-site mural that celebrates local native species and pollinators. Students will participate in all phases of the creative process and the program includes an educational presentation by local scientists Rob Keller & Dr. Amber Manfree.
Napa Bookmine Literary Foundation
The Books4Kids program provides every first grader at each school with 10 free books. ACNV is providing funds for book distribution and program implementation at one school site.
Three Sundays of Shows for Kids & Families
A free ticket program for underserved kids & families for 6 matinee performances of three live shows at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center. The three featured shows are The Joshua Show, Amazing Bubble Man, & The Fitzgeralds.
Junie B. Jones the Musical Jr.
Cafeteria Kids Theater
A full-scale musical production class in Spring 2022 for students ages 7-13. The show, Junie B. Jones the Musical Jr., will be produced at Napa Valley College with performances open to the public.
Oxbow Bridge Project
Lowell Downey & The Suscol Intertribal Council
Funding supports the approval process of the Oxbow Bridge Project in which Indigenous artists will create an artistic and educational experience throughout the Oxbow Commons about the indigenous people who lived and live in Napa Valley. The art will be sandblasted onto the bridges, and the environment will become a 24 hour a day laboratory of learning for residents and tourists alike.
ACAF Student Art & Music Festival
American Canyon Art Foundation
The ACAF Student Art & Music Festival is a summer weekend event featuring creative arts in all media, music and spoken word performances from American Canyon High School students, and will include an awards for outstanding works in conjunction with an arts scholarship program.
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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. To learn more, visit artscouncilnapavalley.org.