Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Some good news in these grim times

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded $1.5 million in stimulus funds to 37 San Francisco arts organizations. The money comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant Program and represents 5 percent of all the grants awarded nationwide and 38 percent of all the grants awarded to California.

According to the city Arts Commission, as of January 2008, some 4,837 arts-related businesses were located in the city, employing 29,561 people.

Organizations receiving grants of either $25,000 or $50,000 include: Alonzo King's Lines Ballet, American Conservatory Theater Foundation, Architecture for Humanity, Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco, Aunt Lute Foundation, Bay Area Video Coalition, California Lawyers for the Arts, Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco, Circuit Network, Contemporary Jewish Museum, CounterPulse, Cypress Performing Arts Association, Eth-Noh-Tec Creations, Exit Theater, FoolsFURY Theater Company, Frameline, Jess Curtis/Gravity Inc., Joe Goode Performance Group, Kitchen Sisters Productions, Kronos Performing Arts Association and the Magic Theatre.

Also: the Marsh, National Alliance of Media Arts Centers Inc., National Film Preservation Foundation, Oberlin Dance Collective, ODC Theater, Performing Arts Workshop, PlayGround Inc., Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco Jazz Organization, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Symphony, World Arts West and Yerba Buena Arts & Events.

Stimulus grants were also announced for the following Bay Area organizations: Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art Association, San Jose Jazz Society, San Jose Children's Museum Theater, Regents of the University of California at Santa Cruz, the National Federation of Community Broadcasters Inc. in Oakland, the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation in Santa Rosa, Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley, the Monterey County Symphony Association, the Monterey Jazz Festival, TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, Kala Institute in Berkeley, Kuumbwa Jazz Society in Santa Cruz, Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, the Crucible in Oakland and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

list from the SF Chronicle

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