Press Release: Climate Creative Receives Second Grant from California Arts Council for Climate Gallery Project

Press Release

Contact:         Logan Evasco, logan@climatecreative.us, ‪(415) 335-9353‬

Date:               June 28, 20221:30 PM

Climate Creative Awarded California Arts Council Impact Project Grant

San Francisco, CA – The California Arts Council has announced a grant award of $18,000 to Climate Creative as part of its Impact Project grant program in its first round of funding for 2022.

With support from the California Arts Council, Climate Creative continues implementing an online and in-person art gallery, called “The Climate Gallery.” This initiative culminates in a second VR venue exhibit that uplifts and supports diverse artists while also engaging the public about climate change realities.

“All of us on the Climate Gallery team are ecstatic to have this additional funding. This money means that during the 2022-2023 winter we can have a second exhibition that will continue featuring artists creating great work in the climate movement. It also expands our ability to support other environmental justice organizations. We’ve already had an amazing turnout during our first artist open call, and we’re excited to continue this work and feature more artists.” says Logan Evasco, Executive Director of Climate Creative.

Climate Creative was featured as part of a larger announcement from the California Arts Council, with grant awards for its Cycle A programming totaling more than $31 million across more than 1,100 grants supporting nonprofit organizations and units of government throughout the state. The dollar amount already marks the largest annual investment in the California Arts Council’s 46-year history.

“We are elated today to be able to say that, with this first round of funds, we are placing a historic amount of money into the very worthy hands of California’s arts and cultural workforce—and with more yet to come,” said California Arts Council Chair Lilia Gonzáles-Chávez. “We have long since understood the value of our artists in this state, and we are incredibly grateful to our Governor and our Legislature for their support and sharing in a like-minded vision for a California where all people flourish with access to and participation in the arts.”

Organizations were awarded grants across seven different program areas within Cycle A, focused on the CAC’s efforts to address geographic equity, enable autonomy and sustainability for smaller organizations, and grow the strength of local arts agencies and their partnerships.

To view a complete listing of all California Arts Council grantees by county, visit this link. For a complete listing of grantees by organization, go to this link.

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Climate Creative uses art, creativity, and media in all forms to illuminate the systems that perpetuate the environmental and social inequality killing us and our planet. We believe in combining creativity and environmental consciousness in a way that creates community, builds skills, and enacts change.

The California Arts Council is a state agency with a mission of strengthening arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. It supports local arts infrastructure and programming statewide through grants, initiatives, and services. The California Arts Council envisions a California where all people flourish with universal access to and participation in the arts.

Members of the California Arts Council include: Lilia Gonzáles-Chávez, Chair; Consuelo Montoya, Vice Chair; Gerald Clarke, Vicki Estrada, Jodie Evans, Ellen Gavin, Alex Israel, Phil Mercado, and Roxanne Messina Captor. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.

The California Arts Council is committed to increasing the accessibility of its online content. For language and accessibility assistance, visit https://arts.ca.gov/about/about-us/language-communications-assistance.

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