The California Arts Council has announced a grant award of $14,250 to Lake County Arts Council as part of its Arts Integration program in its second round of funding for 2022.
Lake County Arts Council, in partnership with Lake County Office of Education, will provide a series of Arts Integration Trainings highlighting multiple artforms for Lake County teachers, providing materials and insight on how teachers can easily apply each artform into their classroom. Approximately Twenty (20) Arts Integration classes will be held over 2023-2024 calendar year. The workshops will be held in various locations around the county. Arts integration fosters diverse representation in classrooms; by centering the teaching around student thinking and the arts, focus will be on the student experience and connections, as opposed to the teacher’s culture and expertise.
“I am VERY excited to see this program take off. More commonly, we see funding for arts projects, not necessarily teaching moments.” Explained Barbara Clark, executive director for the Lake County Arts Council. “This one is special because it gives us the opportunity to teach basic concepts that will allow teachers to take control of that art form and use it how they see is most appropriate for their classroom.”
Lake County Arts Council was featured as part of a larger announcement from the California Arts Council, with grant awards for its Cycle B programming totaling more than $41 million across more than 900 grants supporting nonprofit organizations and units of government throughout the state.
All told, the projected sum of grants to be awarded for 2022’s regular program funding cycle is more than $72 million—the biggest annual investment in the California Arts Council’s 46-year history, largely supported by the $40 million one-time boost in support for the agency’s creative youth and arts education development programs.
“The resilience and creativity of California’s arts and cultural field in these last three years has been remarkable,” said California Arts Council Director Jonathan Moscone. “We are proud to be able to support the great work that California’s artists, culture bearers and cultural workers are doing within our communities as an indelible part of our state’s identity.”
Cycle B’s programs include five funding opportunities for arts education and creative youth development, and related arts workforce development. Additionally, the cycle offered funding opportunities for administering organizations to regrant funds for folk and traditional arts and individual artists’ fellowship programs. Operational support for statewide and regional arts service organizations and networks was also available during this round of grant funding.