Sep 11, 2019
The California Arts Council (CAC) announced a grant award of $6,347 to Humboldt State University as part of the Council's Arts Education Exposure program.
Arts Education Exposure supports attendance at high-quality performances and exhibits for students with limited access to these experiences. Experiences will offer deep cultural resonance with the student communities served and will be complemented by pre- and post-attendance activities, such as artist talkbacks, teaching artist workshops, and facility tours.
With the support of CAC and HSU Sponsored Programs, the HSU Department of Art will bus 3rd-5th grade students and teachers from aesthetically underserved Humboldt County elementary schools to visit local museums and galleries, where they will view and discuss contemporary artworks, interact with invited artists, and engage in arts curriculum developed and taught by HSU’s undergraduate Art Education majors.
HSU is one of 124 grantees chosen for the Arts Education Exposure program. The award was featured as part of a larger announcement from the California Arts Council, with grant funds totaling a projected $24,508,541 for 2018-19, the highest investment in statewide arts programming since the 2000-01 fiscal year.
“Arts and culture are inextricably linked to our humanity,” said Nashormeh Lindo, California Arts Council Chair. “They serve as a universal touchpoint for understanding and addressing our societal issues—dismantling inequity, healing trauma, reframing justice, inspiring truth and shaping futures. The Council is humbled to support the vital work of Humboldt State University and its passionate efforts to make a better California for us all.”
About the California Arts Council:
The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. The Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California’s diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing effective and relevant programs and services.
Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Nashormeh Lindo, Vice Chair Larry Baza, Juan Devis, Jodie Evans, Kathleen Gallegos, Jaime Galli, Donn K. Harris, and Louise McGuinness. Learn more at the Council website.
Note: This story was originally published on June 5, 2019.