County arts agencies across California’s Upstate Region, including the Colusa County Arts Council, are working alongside one another on a new workforce development opportunity for artists and cultural practitioners, the arts, social service sector organizations, civic and business leaders, and policy makers to present key information on how artists can help communities tackle issues most critical to them through a possible grant from the California Creative Corps.
Individual artists and businesses can learn how to apply for the grant at the California CreativeCorps-Colusa County Applicants Grant Writing Class. The class will be held at Colusa County Arts Council, 151 5th St., Colusa on Tuesday, March 14, 6:30-8:30 PM; Wednesday, March 15, Noon-2 PM; Tuesday, March 21, 6:30-8:30 PM; Wednesday, March 22, Noon-2 PM.
California Arts Council sees the California Creative Corps program primarily as a job creation and human infrastructure development opportunity. The hope is that, region by region, the program will increase the ways in which artists are engaged in public work, so that they can continue to build upon intersectional public interest goals beyond the program’s pilot funding timeline, organizers said in a news release. The moderator of the class is Debra (JB) Brayfindley. Admission is free.
For more information, visit upstatecreativecorps.org. ■