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Grants available for artists; workshops scheduled to provide assistance

California Creative Corps is a workforce development pilot grant program for artists and cultural practitioners, arts and social service sector organizations. This grant program aims to employ artists to create awareness around public health, water and energy conservation, climate mitigation, emergency preparedness, relief, and recovery, civic engagement and social justice.

“The grant monies are specifically for hiring artists, but the project ideas are endless,” says Plumas Arts Executive Director Kara Rockett-Arsenault. “I have been to quite a few brainstorming sessions for the grant and have heard many incredible ideas. Everything from public transportation awareness and health care coverage advocacy to issues dealing with voter awareness, wildfire recovery, the housing crisis, watershed health, and issues facing local tribes. Grants will not be restricted to any medium and can include dance, creative writing, music, sculpture, murals, digital art, videography, theatre, photography, storytelling, and more.”

Grant guidelines are currently available, and the application period is open through April 14th. Smaller grants will be available for individual artists, mid-sized grants will be available for artist/organization partnerships, and larger grants will be available for multi-county partnerships. Organizations can use the money to hire an artist in residence, produce public works of art, create an awareness campaign, and more.

Plumas Arts is offering one-on-one grant assistance for artists, culture bearers, and organizations applying to this program. Plumas Arts Drop-in Grant Help Workshops will be held in person at Plumas Arts Gallery 525 Main St in Quincy.

Wednesday, March 1, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday,  March 29,  3:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday,  April 5, 4-6 p.m.

Zoom meeting options will be held on Wednesday, March 15,  4-6 p.m. and Wednesday,  April 6, 4-6 p.m.

If the above meetings don’t fit into your schedule, Plumas Arts is also available by appointment. More information and meeting zoom links are available at https://www.plumasarts.org/california-creative-corps.html

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