Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office awards grants

CARLSBAD — The City of Carlsbad Arts Commission named its recipients for the 2011 Community Arts Grants.
The Arts Grant program, now in its 25th year, provides cultural opportunities for Carlsbad residents and strengthens local arts organizations through matching grants that cover part of the cost of projects taking place in Carlsbad. Eighteen nonprofit organizations and schools will share $25,000 for activities taking place in 2011.
On Dec. 2, the Arts Commission approved the recommendations made by a peer review panel of local arts professionals and community representatives. For more information on the Community Arts Grants Program, contact the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office at (760) 434-2920.
Grants were given to:
— Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League: $700 to support nine professional artist workshops in Carlsbad which are open to members and to the public.
— Carlsbad Music Festival: $1,850, in support for a four-day festival of contemporary music, including 30 performances and four to six educational outreach programs in September 2011.
— Fern Street Circus: $1,250 to support a day of performance of its 2011 production at the ArtSplash Festival in September 2011.
— Mainly Mozart: $1,050 to support a three-concert chamber music Spotlight Series at St. Elizabeth Seaton Church.
— Museum of Making Music: $900 to support three free interactive, inter-generational events aimed at grade-school students and their families, occurring once a month on Saturdays in the summer of 2011.
— New Village Arts: $4,000 to support the 2011 production season with six main stage productions, 12 Off Nights Series programs, one holiday event, and a Shakespeare in the Park production.
— Patrons of the Arts Foundation/Carlsbad Community Theatre: $2,750 to support facility rental at Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center for multiple performances of two productions and one musical showcase, featuring children and adults.
— Arts Education category: Eleven grants of $837 to $1,200 were awarded for activities within the schools that contain a performance, exhibition or presentation open to public attendance.
— Carlsbad High School Band Boosters: $1,200 to support four guest artists, instrumental coaches, particularly for students in the Wind Symphony.
— Carlsbad High School Choral Boosters: $1,200 to support a guest choreographer to work with both choirs, Sound Express and Encore, for their upcoming performances and for overall development.
— Carlsbad High School Drama Club: $1,200 to support a choreographer-in-residence for their full-length dance musical in May 2011.
— Carlsbad High School Speech and Debate Team: $1,063 to support the team’s activities and materials in spring semester 2011.
— Hope Elementary School: $837 to support a landscape wood-burning art project for third-grade and special needs students.
— Jefferson Elementary School: $1,200 to support for the Jefferson Elementary String program, which will provide one beginning, one continuation and one intermediate violin class in the spring semester of 2011.
— La Costa Canyon High School Dance Program: $1,000 to support two, 20-hour residencies by choreographers in spring and fall 2011.
— Montessori Arts and Sciences: $1,200 to support a 20-week, artist-led, outdoor glass and ceramic mosaic mural project. The project will provide two hours of in-classroom and after-school instruction per week.
— Pacific Rim Elementary: $1,200 to support a five-month weekly dance instruction program for first- and second-grades.
— St. Patrick School: $1,200 to support “Imagine That” writing and storytelling residency with 100 first- and second-grade students in spring semester 2011.
— Valley Middle School: $1,200 to support a resident choreographer for three performance ensembles in the spring and fall 2011 semesters.


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