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California LGBT Arts Alliance MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER
Volume 11 No. 4 – April 2014

The mission of The California LGBT Arts Alliance is to promote artistic and financial partnerships that strengthen and deepen the cooperative relationship among California’s LGBT non-profit arts organizations and individual artists.

Thank you for your participation.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

NEWS – HEADLINES

Calif. Gov. Praises Gay Activists for Courage in Change
Ovation Announces Launch Of New National Arts Initiative: “Stand For The Arts”
Arts Day 2014 – April 11th
Reimagining Cities
Ten Gay Landmarks in Los Angeles
Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay
Priced Out: New Tech Wealth and San Francisco’s Receding Art Scene
All My Friends Are Moving to Los Angeles by Michelle Tea

ANNOUNCEMENTS
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
ARTISTS’ CALLS
WORKSHOPS & RESIDENCIES
RESOURCES     

NEWS

Calif. Gov. Praises Gay Activists for Courage in Change
Edge Los Angeles

Gov. Jerry Brown praised gay rights advocates Monday night for being on “the cutting edge” in pushing for equality over the last several decades, as he was honored with an award for what supporters said was his lifelong push to advance equal rights.

“When people are in the shadows, the only way out is courage and being able to go against the grain and having allies,” Brown told a reception hosted by Equality California, saying the group has been a powerful ally in advancing gay rights, which he compared to the more recent immigrant rights movement.

Equality California presented the Democratic governor with its leadership award, with presenter Robert Ross telling the crowd that Brown was the first governor in the United States to appoint a gay judge, in 1979, and the first politician to “openly, powerfully and compellingly embrace gay rights” in the country.

(read full article here: http://www.edgelosangeles.com/news/national/News//156465/calif_gov_praises_gay_activists_for_courage_in_change )

Ovation Announces Launch Of New National Arts Initiative: “Stand For The Arts”
PR Newswire

Stand For The Arts to Enlist Online Advocates for the Creative Community
Initial Causes Supported by the Initiative Include National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council and Americans for the Arts Action Fund

At the Americans for the Arts Action Fund reception held in Washington, DC last night for participants of Arts Advocacy Day, Sonia Tower, SVP of Corporate Relations for Ovation and President of the Ovation Foundation, announced the launch of a new national initiative called Stand For The Arts. Designed to raise awareness, protect access, and encourage action on behalf of the arts, the initiative is supported through its robust website and online community: www.standforthearts.com. Also speaking at the event were Robert Lynch, CEO of Americans for the Arts; Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director, the Americans for the Arts Action Fund; and Alec Baldwin, actor and arts advocate.

Stand For The Arts will periodically recognize publicly-funded arts organizations, agencies, and institutions as its official causes. These causes are highlighted on the homepage of the www.standforthearts.com website and are promoted in its online community. Current causes highlighted on the site include:

  • The National Endowment for the Arts – NEA funding is just 80% of what is was a decade ago.
  • California Arts Council – Over the past 10 years, the California Arts Council lost 94% of its funding from the state.
  • Americans for the Arts Action Fund – The nation’s premier arts advocacy organization seeks the support of citizen arts activists.

“The challenges facing the arts in our society are very real. Between tax reform, budget battles and education reauthorization, support for the arts and arts education is more crucial this year than ever before,” said Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation. “Arts advocates are here today to make their voices heard. Through Stand For The Arts we are extending the opportunity to take action to everyone who shares our concern for the future of the arts.”

(read full article here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ovation-announces-launch-of-new-national-arts-initiative-stand-for-the-arts-252228921.html )

“For the past five years, Ovation, America’s only arts network, has been a generous supporter of Arts Advocacy Day,” said Tower. “Because of the tremendous efforts of Americans for the Arts, its Arts Action Fund and the over 85 national arts organizations who join the Capitol Hill chorus of support for the arts every year, they have managed to stave off deep cuts. We know how powerful that kind of support can be. Stand For The Arts opens the door to millions more who love and support the arts and want to become involved. It is a much-needed resource for action.”

ArtsDay 2014 – April 11th.

Now in its third year, ArtsDay unites artists, audiences, and arts organizations with the leaders who represent them in City Hall, fostering stronger relationships between those crafting the vision of LA’s future and those who make it a reality.

On Friday, April 11, we will highlight the contributions of the arts to all spheres of life in Los Angeles, from education to business, public safety to health care, transportation to innovation. We will thank our elected officials for their investments in arts and culture in our communities and ask them to keep their pledges to foster healthy, vibrant, and prosperous communities that include the arts.

(read more about Arts Day here: http://www.artsforla.org/ )

Reimagining Cities
The World Post

According to the New Cities Foundation, a new independent non-profit with offices in Geneva and Paris:

” Over the next decade, some $ 250 billion will be invested in the creation of new cultural districts around the globe” … “success is not just getting an arts building or series of buildings out of the ground, it is about ensuring that they are viable and play a central role in their communities.”

The reasons why such districts are popping up in cities around the world vary but in most cases they are designed to nurture, retain and attract the talented 21st century workforce so vital to success and survival in the global knowledge economy.

(read full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-eger/reimagining-cities_b_4819861.html )

Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay
Advocate online

Friedkin’s photography chronicled a turning point in the history of political activism in the gay community.

Anthony Friedkin’s photographs take us back in time to the gay communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco from 1969 to 1973.

(Coming to the de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
This exhibition will be on view from June 14 through January 11)

In a series of more than 75 vintage prints, Friedkin’s “The Gay Essay” transports viewers into these tumultuous years — a turning point in the history of LGBT political activism.

A native of Los Angeles, Friedkin has been taking pictures in his home state of California since he was 8 years old. Then in the spring of 1969, when he was 19, he started “The Gay Essay” with the hope of recording gay life and its increasing visibility. His work was a combination of reporting and individual discovery, with Friedkin developing close relationships with the people he shot. They were trying to live openly, express their individuality and sexuality on their own terms, and improvise ways to challenge the mainstream.

“More than four decades after this work was created, ‘The Gay Essay’ stands as both a record of historic change in our culture and an eloquent testimony to Anthony Friedkin’s passion for the art of photography,” says Julian Cox, curator of the exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. “We are left with a beautiful, sensitive record fit for the ages.”

Ten Gay Landmarks in Los Angeles
Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles has long been known for its Tinseltown ties—Hollywood Boulevard, theme parks and celebrity hotspots. But did you know that it’s also one of the most historically relevant cities for the gay and lesbian community? Whether you’re visiting L.A. or a local looking for an interesting afternoon out, we offer you 10 gay landmarks well worth the visit.

(Read article here: http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/ten-gay-landmarks-los-angeles )

Priced Out: New Tech Wealth and San Francisco’s Receding Art Scene
KQED online

In the last several months, the shifting socio-cultural landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area has become the focus of the international media, primarily in response to the rise of new technology and its aftereffects. Protests over tech commuter buses as potent symbols of gentrification and displacement, and scuffles among strangers in public spaces over Google Glass and its invasive surveillance technology have become San Francisco icons in the media. Suddenly, all eyes are on San Francisco as the center — or, perhaps, epicenter — of technology’s quaking authority over the 21st-century global community. In this regard, the city of San Francisco (really the greater Bay Area) has become a test case on the impact of rapidly escalating, brand-spanking-new wealth and its relationship to new technologies, privacy, public resources and social infrastructures. San Francisco has become a cautionary tale: Everything happening here can happen wherever else technology companies are setting up shop, which is everywhere. This article is the first in a series that will explore how this shifting terrain is dramatically impacting the livelihood of artists.

(read full article here: http://www.kqed.org/arts/visualarts/article.jsp?essid=134546 )

All My Friends Are Moving to Los Angeles by Michelle Tea
Bold Italic website

I understand. During the first dot.com bubble, I too ran away to Hollywood, in the emotional way a person bails after a terrible breakup. I was sick of complaining about how the city I’d loved had changed. I was sick of sharing a room with my boyfriend in a house with three other roommates. I heard about a $400-a-month studio in Los Angeles, and I grabbed it. See, San Francisco? I don’t need you! Did I come crawling back? Uh, yeah. I can’t drive, for starters, which made getting to my weekly teaching gig in Pasadena epic. Plus, I missed San Francisco’s familiar, village-like style – the way the neighborhoods all hugged one another, the way it’s so easy to hop around on a bus or streetcar.

But a decade or so later, Los Angeles is becoming the place to be as more of my friends move down there. With new arrivals not just from SF, but from similarly gentrified spots like Manhattan and Brooklyn, our sister city is flush with fresh energy. The free “LA is OK” stickers sitting on the counter at Trouble Coffee are both a harbinger and an understatement (rumor has it Trouble may be opening a Los Angeles outpost) about the number of San Franciscans moving there. How come so many of our friends are leaving the fog for the smog?

(Read the full article here: http://www.thebolditalic.com/articles/4261-all-my-friends-are-moving-to-los-angeles )

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, JOB OPPORTUNITIES, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS, ARTISTS’ CALLS, RESOURCES

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

GRANTS

Advancing arts leadership through professional development

Creative Capacity Fund (CCF) was launched in 2009 by a consortium of California arts funders to strengthen the work of artists and arts administrators by improving access to information and professional development resources. CCF strengthens the support system for California artists and arts administrators by providing professional development grants for individual artists and organizations in Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

(Read more at: http://www.cciarts.org/creative_fund.htm#sthash.7HQEnHdY.dpuf )

All California Next Gen Leadership Diversity Program
California Presenters
4-19-2014

California Presenters Launches Next Gen CA Leadership Diversity Program

Intensive Year-Long Program for Emerging Arts Leaders Seeks Applicants for April 19 Deadline

California Presenters (CP) is seeking applicants for its new year-long intensive All California Next Gen Leadership Diversity Program. This new program is aimed at preparing the next generation of arts presenters and promising newcomers representing California’s diversity to develop the skills and relationships necessary to succeed as leaders in the arts presenting field.

Contact: Ruth Rosenberg
Email: admincoordinator@calpresenters.org
Grant link: http://www.calpresenters.org/prodev

Grants for the Arts
Green Foundation
Deadline: 01-01-2015

Leonard I. Green was committed to arts programming in Los Angeles. He believed in the positive impact arts education and outreach in schools, colleges and artistic institutions had (and have) on the city’s youth and adult population. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting institutions that focus on arts outreach and education and we continue to encourage growth in all areas of the arts. Priority is given to those institutions that promote the expansion of community arts programs and/or support youth and adult creativity in their regular schedules.
Website: http://ligf.org/index.php
Grant link: http://ligf.org/howtoapply.php

The Aaron Siskind Individual Photographers Fellowship Grants

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of fellowship grants of up to $7,000 each for individuals working in still photography and photography-based media. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Grant Link: http://www.aaronsiskind.org/grant.html

Women’s Studio Workshop
WSW offers a variety of grants, fellowships, and residency opportunities for artists working in printmaking, papermaking, book arts and ceramics.

Grant Link: http://www.wsworkshop.org/program

Puffin Foundation
Puffin Foundation Grants are open to emerging artists in the fields of art, photography, music, theater, dance and literature whose works due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired. Average Puffin Foundation grants range from $1,000 to $2,500.

Grant Link: http://www.puffinfoundation.org

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund / McNamara Framily Creative Arts Project Grant is designed to provide financial resources to outstanding Latino undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a creative arts related field: media, film, performing arts, communications, writing, etc. This grant is only intended to assist students in beginning and completing an art project. Students may be potentially eligible for grants up to $15,000.

Grant Link: http://www.hsf.net/scholarships.aspx?id=466

One-year Aid Grants for Experienced Artists
Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Ongoing deadline

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist.

For more information, see the website.
Contact: Beth Cochems
Phone: 212.288.2836
Email: grants@pkf.org
Website: www.pkf.org
Grant link: http://www.pkf.org/grant.html

Arts and Accessibility
California Arts Council
Deadline: ongoing

The California Arts Council is committed to making its services and programs open and accessible to all persons, with and without disabilities. This commitment is ongoing and has never wavered.

The California Arts Council reaches out and nurtures its relationship with the disability community through programs and services in partnerships with the National Arts and Disability Center and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The purpose of the California Arts Council’s Arts and Accessibility Technical Assistance Program is to enhance opportunities for participation in the arts for people with disabilities.

The California Arts Council makes available grants between $500 to $1000 for professional development and/or technical assistance. The funded activities are to support efforts in making programs and services accessible to people with disabilities. This fund is available until it is depleted.

Contact: Wayne Cook
Phone: (916) 322-6344
Email: wcook@cac.ca.gov
Website: www.cac.ca.gov
Grant link: http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/accessibility-ta.php

City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowships
For submission deadlines go to: http://www.culturela.org/grants/

The prestigious City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Fellowships honor a selection of the best of Los Angeles contemporary arts. These awards allow very accomplished artists to focus on creating new works. Meanwhile, the Cultural Affairs Department collaborates with community partners to organize a museum exhibition, a performing arts showcase, and publish an illustrated catalog that promote the new work by these artists and distinguish Los Angeles as a major center of creative activity in the United States. Eligible artists must reside in Los Angeles County and demonstrate an active exhibition and/or production record of at least 15 years.

CALLS FOR ART

Art of Our Century
Western States Artists
Deadline: 04-09-2014

Art of OUR CENTURY is a juried show of contemporary works from the western region of the United States.

2014 Call for Entries now open represent the arts in your state
$500 Best in Show Award
2014 Juror: John Sproul

Open to: all media, works created within the last year, artists living in the western US, entry forms must be received by April 9th.

Woodbury Art Museum
Orem, UT

Contact: Melissa
email: uvmuseum@uvu.edu
Phone: 801.863.4200
Website: http://www.uvu.edu/museum/docs/AoOCRules_Entires.pdf

84th Annual Statewide Exhibit
California Artists
Deadline: 04-09-2014

The 84th Annual Statewide Exhibition, will revisit the original high standards for acceptance, which makes this annual landscape exhibition one of California’s premier art events.

Open to California residents, painting of California locations. Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel and Mixed Media will be accepted.

Juror: David A. Leffel
Curator: Ed Penniman

Santa Cruz Art League
Santa Cruz, CA

Contact: Keelin Sabel
email: keelin@scal.org
Phone: 831.426.5787
Website: http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com

ReThinkIt
Bay Area Artists
Deadline: 04-10-2014

The ReThinkIt Exhibit and Opening Reception – This juried, group exhibition will provide an opportunity for San Francisco Bay area artists to showcase paintings and sculpture which inspires new ways of thinking about art and the environment. Whether it’s the use of reused or recycled materials or the visual representation of discarded materials, the exhibit will offer many creative interpretations on the theme. Please join us on Thursday, May 1 from 6PM to 9PM for the exhibit opening. Meet the artists, enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The exhibit runs from May 1st through June 26th. The gallery is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 10AM to 7PM.

Gallery 85
San Jose, CA

Contact: Melissa Kreisa
email: exhibits@Gallery85.org
Phone: 408.610.9169
Website: www.Gallery85.org

GZ-Basel 18-22 June 2014 – Art Fair for Artists
International Artists
Deadline: 04-10-2014

GZ-BASEL is an art fair for artists organized by GaleriaZero from the Netherlands. Professional visual artists are welcome to submit their work for selection. All media will be considered. Criterions: professionalism and innovation.

GaleriaZero
Basel, Switzerland

Contact: Carolus
email: basel@galeriazero.info
Website: http://www.gz-basel.com

PostGlamism: Glam in the 21st Century
International Artists
Deadline: 04-11-2014

PostGlamism is a juried group exhibition exploring the theme of Glam and is open to all emerging and established artists working in any media that conveys the glam aesthetic. Performance and installation art is also encouraged.

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)
Seattle, WA

Contact: CoCA Seattle
email: info@cocaseattle.org
Website: http://cocaseattle.org/about/submissions/call-art-2014-annual/

Call for Art: Male/Man
International WOMEN Artists

Male-Man – Women Artists Depicting Men
Women Artists Only
Deadline: 04-13-2014

Las Laguna Gallery is looking for work that depicts man. It is up to you, how you choose to portray the male figure. The works can be figurative, representational or abstract. You can choose to define the male form through line, shape, color, light and dark, mass, volume, texture, and or perspective. From photography to fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, ink, graphite, pastels, etc.

All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art.

Las Laguna Gallery
Laguna Beach, CA

Contact: Lori McBride
email: laslagunagallery@gmail.com
Phone: 949.667.1803
Website: http://www.laslagunagallery.com/#!call-for-entry/cfch

The Feminist Agenda
International Artists
Deadline: 04/14/2014

The woman’s role has changed drastically throughout history facilitating the evolution of Feminism and continuing to dismantle stereotypes and gender inequality. For this call we are asking you to embrace everything female! We want to see both new and classic depictions of female empowerment as well as the many different roles that women have played in our society.

Contact: Linus Galleries
email: info@linusgallery.com
Phone: 310.491.0269
Website: http://linusgallery.com/call-for-entries.html

Beyond Breakfast & Selfies: an Instagram show
International Artists
Deadline: 04-15-2014

This show is all about fine art photography that happens to come in Instagram form. Think: gorgeous shots of everyday life, especially Oakland-centered, arty, urban, lady-positive Instagram snaps. Bonus points for lady photographers, first-timers, artists of Color, and youth artists.

Femme Cartel produces contemporary, urban art shows and promotes female emerging artists in the Bay Area. To see what we’re all about, visit http://femmecartel.com

Contact: Femily
email: femmecartellovesyou@gmail.com
Website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bm7_1dhmhZHwr-Dnj66_aNUfgQppejNFNcIFMNJ0f0E/viewform

Stigmart10 Videobiennale – Call for videoart, experimental cinema, fashion, documentary
International Artists
Deadline: 04-26-2014

You are invited to submit your work to the Biennial Edition of VIDEOFOCUS, our special Stigmart10 issue focused on video. Selected artists will be published in our art review. There are 4 categories to submit works to: video art, experimental cinema, fashion video, and documentary. Since its foundation, Stigmart10 has encouraged  a conception of art based on a dynamic dialogue between artists and audience which reflects the interactive nature of the creation process itself, developing a virtual space for video artists from all over the world.

Due to the advent of technologies like DSLR and micro-budget cine cameras, in the last decade it came a true revolution in the video field. The fusion of different worlds, like video art, experimental cinema, and even fashion video and courageoushttp://click.reference.com/click/rtxtk5?clksite=dict&clkpage=dic-spell&clkld=0&clkorgn=0&clkord=0&clkmod=scpmean&clkitem=courageous&clkdest=http%3A%2F%2Fdictionary.reference.com%2Fbrowse%2Fcourageous documentary is attested by the increasing number of video artists cooperating with filmmakers in the last decade, though this synergy is not limited to the improvement of the overall quality in mainstream cinema terms, but shows the great potential of a new generation of artists able to renew the cinematographic language itself from the inside.

International submission are encouraged.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Please send to stigmart@europe.com your CV, a video link and a 200 words or less description of your video.
  • You can also fill the submission form here. http://stigmartpress.yolasite.com/videofocusbiennial.php
  • *Your CV is not strictly required, but highly recommended. You can send it via email here stigmart@europe.com
  • No entry fees are required. Only selected artists will pay a life-long symbolic contribution to Stigmart10. Fee waiver for artists previously selected for our annual Stigmart10 net-press.
  • For any question: stigmart@europe.com
  • Submissions are accepted from now on until  26th April, 2014.

Stigmart10
Rome, Europe

Contact: Stigmart Team
email: stigmart@europe.com
Website: http://stigmartpress.yolasite.com/videofocusbiennial.php

“Desire” International Call For Artists by ArtAscent
International Artists
Deadline: 04-30-2014

Theme

The competition theme is “Desire.” Emotional, physical, imagined desire. Global desire. Intangible desire. Consequences of desire. Show us what desire means to you.

Eligible Entries:

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture. Submissions must be the original work of the entrant(s). Open to Canadian (except Quebec) and U.S. residents.

ArtAscent
Ontario, Canada

Contact: Che
email: info@artascent.com
Website: http://artascent.com/call-for-artists/

The Feminist Agenda
International Artists
Deadline: 04/14/2014

The woman’s role has changed drastically throughout history facilitating the evolution of Feminism and continuing to dismantle stereotypes and gender inequality. For this call we are asking you to embrace everything female! We want to see both new and classic depictions of female empowerment as well as the many different roles that women have played in our society.

Contact: Linus Galleries
email: info@linusgallery.com
Phone: 310.491.0269
Website: http://linusgallery.com/call-for-entries.html

Beyond Breakfast & Selfies: an Instagram show
International Artists
Deadline: 04/15/2014

This show is all about fine art photography that happens to come in Instagram form. Think: gorgeous shots of everyday life, especially Oakland-centered, arty, urban, lady-positive Instagram snaps. Bonus points for lady photographers, first-timers, artists of Color, and youth artists.

Femme Cartel produces contemporary, urban art shows and promotes female emerging artists in the Bay Area. To see what we’re all about, visit http://femmecartel.com

Contact: Femily
email: femmecartellovesyou@gmail.com
Website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bm7_1dhmhZHwr-Dnj66_aNUfgQppejNFNcIFMNJ0f0E/viewform

RESOURCES

Ahmanson Foundation Provides Grants to Nonprofits in Los Angeles
The Ahmanson Foundation supports nonprofit organizations serving Los Angeles County, CA in the areas of the arts and humanities, education, medicine and health and human services. Support is also provided for building funds, renovation and equipment, capital campaigns, endowments, institutional scholarship funds, matching grants and special projects and programs.  http://www.theahmansonfoundation.org/.

Bank of the West Grants for Cultural Activities
Bank of the West provides grants for well-managed cultural activities in communities that the Bank serves. Bank of the West’s Charitable Contributions Program operates on a year-round basis. Contribution requests are granted based on the nonprofit organization’s ability to meet the Bank’s charitable giving criteria, eligibility, need, and availability of charitable funds. http://www.bankofthewest.com/BOW/main.jsp?ChId=6f8dc2d8b4d2ff00VgnVCM10000087c35c92

Boeing’s Grant Guidelines and Application Process
Boeing provides charitable contributions to U.S.-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable or educational organizations in five focus areas: education; health and human services; arts and culture; civic; and the environment. Boeing also considers requests for in-kind donations and services. (A Boeing office is located in Seal Beach, CA.)  http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/aboutus/community/guidelines.htm

Foundation Center – Online training

ONLINE TRAINING: INTRODUCTION TO FUNDRAISING PLANNING

A free online course from the Foundation Center called Introduction to Fundraising Planning provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You will learn how to develop a fundraising plan that will include a variety of revenue sources for your organization.

This course is designed to help you achieve the following:

Take stock of your organization’s strengths and assets

Create a case statement

Set fundraising goals

Choose funding partners

Prepare a fundraising calendar

See webpage for details and links to other online training courses from the Foundation Center.

Also at the Foundation Center: an online training course, titled Proposal Writing: The Statement of Need, to help grantseekers develop skills in constructing a compelling statement of need. The course includes interactive exercises and assignments, case studies, a final exam, and a printable certificate of completion. Lessons can be taken at any pace, and can be reviewed often. For more information visit the Foundation Center’s website.

Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department

The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs serves as a catalyst for the delivery of high quality arts and cultural experiences. The strategies for accomplishing our mission are centered around marketing, communication and relationships with community partners.
www.culturela.org

 

Los Angeles County Arts Commission
The mission of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission is to foster excellence, diversity, vitality and accessibility of the arts in the County of Los Angeles. The Commission plays a leadership role in cultural services for the county, providing information and resources to the community, artists, arts organizations and municipalities.
www.lacountyarts.org

 

Liberty Hill Foundation Lesbian & Gay Community Fund
The Lesbian & Gay Community Fund was created to provide critical support to new or ongoing projects addressing the issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. Grants of $10,000 to $25,000 are targeted to groups actively working for institutional, policy, or public opinion changes that improve LGBT life and well-being and build alliances between LGBT and straight communities.

In 2006, a total of $230,000 was given through the Lesbian & Gay Community Fund. This is the largest amount of money Liberty Hill has ever given through this fund, due to the generosity of many individual donors and foundations such as The California Endowment and the Durfee Foundation.

http://libertyhill.org/media/lesbianandgay.html

McKnight Foundation Offers Online Resources For Arts Groups
from the CAM eNewsletter
The Nonprofit Management Toolkit on the McKnight Foundation Web site offers fundraising resources, tips for honing your nonprofit’s message for the media and the public, technology assistance, and advice about recruiting and working with volunteers. The fundraising resources section provides links to information compiled by the Foundation Center, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Charity Channel, Idealist.org, the Minnesota Council on Foundations, and other organizations. To access the Nonprofit Management Toolkit, see http://mcknight.org/resources/toolkit.aspx .

Wells Fargo Funding
In 2005, through corporate and foundation grants, Wells Fargo gave 5,435 grants to nonprofits that totaled over $38 million. Wells Fargo gives first priority to requests where the primary purpose of the grant is to benefit people and communities of low and moderate income. While Wells Fargo accepts requests for financial support from organizations which enhance a community’s quality of life–including cultural, arts, civic projects, and other activities–these grants are not one of their funding priorities. For California funding guidelines:

https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/charitable/ca_guidelines

 

California Arts Council

The California Arts Council (CAC), a state agency, was established in January 1976 to encourage artistic awareness, participation, and expression; to help independent local groups develop their own arts programs; to promote employment of artists and those skilled in crafts in the public and private sector; to provide for exhibition of artworks in public buildings throughout California; and to enlist the aid of all state agencies in the task of ensuring the fullest expression of our artistic potential.

www.cac.ca.gov

THANK YOU

The CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL

The California LBGT Arts Alliance is funded by the California Arts Council.

For information about CAC visit its website: http://www.cac.ca.gov

Get your personalized ART license plate.

website: http://www.cac.ca.gov/feature/arts_plate.cfm

Proceeds from the plate sales directly benefit the California Arts Council (CAC).

 The Queer Cultural Center serves as the CA LGBT Arts Alliance’s fiscal sponsor