Imperial Valley Artisans to get grant-writing workshop from State art reps

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(File Photo 2015)Renee Duarte and son Enrique Duarte at the 'Shaking up the Arts' exhibit in Calexico.
(File Photo 2015) Renee Duarte and son Enrique Duarte at the ‘Shaking up the Arts’ exhibit in Calexico.

The State of California financially neglects Imperial Valley’s arts and culture in our county, and the trend has been ongoing for years. However, with the California Arts Council coming to the valley, October 3rd, the visit may translate into cold, hard cash for the arts.

The California Arts Council and their CEO, Donn Harris, will be giving a workshop on how to apply for grants and other funds via their organization.

“Finally, we can get the funding we need to nurture and grow the arts here at home,” said Rodolfo Robles of North County Coalition of the Arts (NoCCA).

The purpose of their visit is two-fold: first, to showcase the Imperial County’s incredible diverse cultural arts community and to improve their relationship with the California Arts Council. Imperial county has not been granted any funds for more then 10 years. (See map below)

Aside from free to the public attendance, NoCCA would like to invite Imperial County artists to showcase their work. Easels will not be provided for paintings or print material, so the artists must bring their own.

If you have any questions, call Rosemarie Wood, executive Director of NoCCA at 760-791-3802.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Location: Imperial Valley College, room 2734

Arrival and artist setup time: 9 a.m.

Time of the Event: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  (lunch break from noon to 1p.m.)

Tour of campus’ art gallery: 1:30 – 2pm

Q & A: 2pm – 3pm

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