Today Cal Arts Council announced their 2021 grant recipients throughout the state of California, saying again, ART IS ESSENTIAL.

Organizations were awarded grants across five different program areas prioritizing small organizations with a focus toward nurturing and healing our communities through the arts; keeping the doors of our arts and cultural institutions open; protecting jobs in the creative field; and preserving our cultural heritage, our stories, and our culture bearers. Successful applications aligned closely with the agency’s vision of a California where all people flourish with universal access to and participation in the arts.

“The California Arts Council is proud to
support the work of each of these
organizations within their communities,
and to recognize the resilience and
dedication of every applicant during this
unprecedented time,” said California Arts
Council Executive Director Anne BownCrawford. “We look forward to the
opportunity to bring even more support
to the field in 2022, with two grant cycles
and much more funding available, thanks
to the Legislature’s boosted investment
and belief in arts and culture as a means
for positive social change.”

Kids In The Spotlight was awarded $28,500 through the Arts & Cultural Organizations General Operating Relief grant program, which intends to provide relief funding to arts and cultural organizations who have experienced economic hardships due to the COVID-19

If you’ve been around KITS for a while, you know this isn’t the first time Cal Arts has funded KITS. We are truly grateful for an ongoing partnership from such a valuable funder who supports the healing work that art provides space for. Making art makes a difference, especially in the lives of the youth we serve.


Read the full announcement here: