Carlsbad awards $80,000 in grants to community groups

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The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office has awarded 19 Community Arts Grants, totaling $80,000, for 2017, the city said this week.

The grants must be matched by money or in kind donations from other sources and are awarded to nonprofit organizations, schools and school-related organizations for visual, media, literary and performing arts projects taking place in Carlsbad.

The grants program supports projects and activities in all artistic disciplines that provide quality arts and cultural programming to Carlsbad residents and visitors. Their purpose is to:

o   Reinforce the artistic and cultural opportunities and experiences for residents

o   Provide arts education opportunities for all ages

o   Support arts and cultural organizations and promote Carlsbad as a vibrant, creative community destination for visitors throughout the world

The following groups and organizations are receiving grants in 2017:

o   Arts for Learning San Diego

o   Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad

o   Carlsbad Education Foundation

o   Carlsbad Music Festival

o   Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League

o   Carlsbad High School Musical Theater

o   Carlsbad High School Band Boosters

o   Carlsbad High School Choral Boosters

o   Hospice of the North Coast

o   La Costa Canyon High School Theatre

o   La Costa Dreams Inc.

o   Mainly Mozart

o   Museum of Making Music

o   New Village Arts Inc.

o   North Coast Repertory Theatre

o   Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary

o   Sage Creek High School

o   St. Patrick Catholic School

o   Valley Middle School Choral Department

Projects must fit one of two categories in the Community Arts Grants Funding Program, Arts Projects and Arts in Schools. Arts Projects fund requests by arts nonprofit organizations for specific project activities such as performances, exhibitions, residencies, workshops or lectures in all artistic disciplines that provide arts opportunities to people in Carlsbad.

The Arts in Schools category supports requests of up to $1,500 by Carlsbad schools and eligible school-related organizations for in-class and before/after-school projects involving professional artists, including artist-in-residence activities, collaborative programs and events by student artists that are open to the public, as well as support for activities of school-based, student extracurricular organizations that the public may attend.

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