Wednesday, January 9, 2008
CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OFFERS 14 VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIPS
LOS ANGELES — If you are a sculptor, photographer, filmmaker or multimedia artist whose creativity reflects Los Angeles County's rich diversity, the California Community Foundation invites you to apply for its 2008 Fellowships for Visual Artists.
The foundation will award $260,000 in fellowships to 14 Los Angeles individual artists working in the visual arts. Ten fellowships of $20,000 each will be awarded to mid-career artists and four fellowships of $15,000 each will go to emerging artists.
"This is an opportunity for talented artists to help bridge the cultural barriers in Los Angeles County,'' said Antonia Hernández, President and CEO at the foundation. "We appreciate the power that art has to bring people together.''
For more than 90 years, the foundation has recognized, encouraged and supported the Southern California arts community by funding and nurturing a full range of artistic expressions. The Fellowships for Visual Artists help local emerging and mid-career artists to advance to the next level of professional development. The fellowships draw together the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, the Brody Arts Fund, the Joan Palevsky Endowment for the Future of Los Angeles and other foundation funds. Since 2000, the foundation has distributed more than $3.7 million to support the arts, with $880,000 awarded to outstanding artists.
For guidelines and application for the fellowships, go to www.calfund. org. Online applications are preferred, but applicants may contact CCF to receive a hard copy. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., PST, Friday, March 7, 2008. Application workshops to assist interested applicants will be held in Central Los Angeles, Pomona and the South Bay/Harbor Area from January to February 2008. Visit www.calfund. org to make reservations online.
Founded in 1915, the California Community Foundation is one of the leading philanthropic organizations in Los Angeles County, managing more than $1 billion in assets. Each year, it grants over $100 million as investments in the future of our local communities. The foundation partners with individual donors and actively supports nonprofit organizations to address diverse and dynamic needs of our communities. The expertise and commitment of CCF enables individuals, families and organizations to fulfill their charitable goals and dreams. To learn more, visit www.calfund. org.
About the Fellowships for Visual Artists:
For more than 90 years, the California Community Foundation has recognized, encouraged and supported the Southern California arts community by funding and nurturing a full range of artistic expressions. The Fellowships for Visual Artists is designed to support local emerging and mid-career artists in advancing to the next level of professional development.
Since 2000, the community foundation has distributed more than $3.7 million to support the arts, with $880,000 awarded to outstanding emerging and mid-career individual artists. In 2007, over $200,000 will be awarded to continue supporting individual mid-career and emerging artists.
Objectives of the Fellowships for Visual Artists:
To acknowledge the contributions of outstanding mid-career artists in Los Angeles by enhancing, encouraging and nurturing artistic accomplishments
To encourage and foster promising and emerging artists in Los Angeles by supporting early stages of individual development
To increase access to artistic support among the diverse communities of Los Angeles
To support and develop artistic or cultural talent of special merit that reflects the Los Angeles area’s diverse population
Contact: Namju Cho
Director of Communications
Phone: (213) 413-4130 ext. 229
E-mail: ncho@ccf-la. org
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