The Culver City Arts Foundation (Culver Arts), which supports the arts in Culver City through its mission to preserve the past, enrich the present and create the future of arts and culture in the community, is thrilled to announce that it has received a $50,000 grant award from Amazon Studios to support two important Foundation grant programs that will benefit local artists and art organizations. various programs and grants.
“We are grateful to our friends and neighbors at Amazon Studios for their investment in our creative community and the aspects that make it special,” said Jim B. Clarke, Culver City Arts Foundation Chair. “We look forward to a continued relationship with them as we strive to strengthen access to the arts and culture in Culver City.”
With funding from Amazon, which is located at the historic Culver Studios in Downtown Culver City, Culver Arts will be able to provide new offerings through its Creative Arts Grants, which are expected to launch early 2023. The Creative Arts Grants, which are modeled on the successful Culver City Performing Arts Grants funded by the City and the Foundation, will provide programmatic support to artists and organizations working in the literary arts, visual arts, digital arts, filmmaking, and other disciplines ineligible for the performing arts grants.
In addition, Culver Arts was also able to extend its Artist Resiliency Fund to local non-profit creative organizations serving the community, helping them to continue their focus on inspiring creativity at a time when many creative organizations are still facing economic hardships. Following on the success of the first two rounds of grants to individuals, the fund now offers grants of up to $5,000 for creative organizations that provide programs, resources, and opportunities for the local community that are the heart of Culver City.
“At Amazon, we believe harnessing the power of art can help build strong, healthy neighborhoods. We’re proud to partner with the Culver City Arts Foundation as they contribute to a more inclusive and accessible local arts community for all,” said Marie Lloyd, Head of Community Engagement at Amazon. “Fostering a culture of art in a community with deep roots in its creativity is crucial to Culver City and Southern California, and we can’t wait to see how the Foundation contributes to it.”
To continue helping the arts thrive in Culver City, Culver Arts accepts donations at www.culverarts.org through GiveButter.com/culverarts or mailed to Culver City Arts Foundation, PO Box 4521, Culver City, CA 90231. Donations are tax deductible (FEIN 84-1697150) and 100% of the funds will directly support the arts.
Caitlin McGee Swartz