Join us in Fresno and Redlands this month for information sessions about our Exploring Engagement Fund for Priority Regions, a grant program specifically for nonprofit organizations that offer arts programs in the San Joaquin Valley and Inland Empire. The deadline to register for these sessions has been extended – see below for the details.
Grants from this fund will support nonprofit organizations as they investigate new ways to engage Californians in the arts via the three pathways outlined in our arts grantmaking strategy, which has the goal of promoting engagement in the arts for all Californians. This fund is offered in tandem with our other Exploring Engagement opportunities for arts organizations stateside and for large budget arts organizations.
Two Irvine Arts program staff members will be on hand at each session to explain this new funding opportunity and to answer questions to help you prepare your grant applications, which are due June 1, 2012. Although we will not be able to give feedback on specific proposal ideas, we think these sessions will be helpful as you develop your plans.
The sessions are presented in partnership with the Fresno Regional Foundation in the San Joaquin Vally and The Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino in the Inland Empire. Here are the details:
San Joaquin Valley
April 12, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (morning session) and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (afternoon session)
205 E. River Park Circle, 1st Floor
Fresno, CA 93720
The deadline to register for either session has been extended to 5 p.m., Monday, April 9, 2012.
April 17, 2:00 p.m.
San Bernardino County Museum
2024 Orange Tree Lane
Redlands, CA 92374
The deadline to register has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2012.
We look forward to the chance to talk with you about the Exploring Engagement Fund for Priority Regions and to share our vision for arts engagement in California. Visit the fund’s page on our website for a complete description of our goals, criteria for selection and relevant deadlines.