Be a part of connecting the arts to the community. Contribute as a volunteer by hosting at our Gallery, staffing a production at our Soper Reese Theatre, selling tickets or helping with our many activities and classes.
Join today to participate in the growth of the theatre and gallery, invitations to special openings and events, enjoy a quarterly newsletter, exhibition privileges, a web presence, assistance with promotions and a listing in our Artist’s Registry.
Many thanks to donors who make it possible to keep the doors open at the Soper Reese Theatre and the Main Street Gallery. You, too, can be a part of connecting the arts to the community. Donate today!
CARES Arts & Culture Funding
On May 8, 2020, The California Arts Council (CAC) held an emergency meeting virtually to conduct urgent business surrounding federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding and other means of financial support for arts organizations and artists amid the COVID-19 public health crisis. Council members voted unanimously to distribute the $710,400 of State Arts Agency CARES Act funding awarded by the National Endowment from the Arts to the 54 State-Local Partner (AKA “Art Council”) grantees on an opt-in basis. Lake County Arts Council (“LCAC”) opted into and received the funding (in the amount of $15,787) for this new re-granting program.
The state requires Art Councils to utilize the CAC’s Decision Support Tool within its newly adopted strategic framework to aid in the development of a regranting process that meets the needs of local communities and aligns with the principles of Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion. Participating Art Councils, including LCAC, submitted a brief proposal for program approval. Art Councils will submit a final report of the program’s outcomes in early 2021.
Applications will be reviewed by a diverse panel of Lake County peers, assembled by the Lake County Arts Council. The review process will follow that of the California Arts Council structure, with applications being ranked. All eligible applicants will receive a portion of the available funds ($12,630) based on ranking. Criteria is based on the qualifying organization’s impact in the community. Attention will be directed towards the number of individuals impacted along with the principles of Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion.
Organizations receiving CARES ACT funds from a different source are not eligible for this grant. For Profits, individuals, government entities, including public schools do not qualify. Applying organizations must show proof of current and/or future programming that engages or represents People of Color, features arts and cultures of People of Color, and/or highlights the stories and experiences of People of Color. Federal and State Arts Grants are not permitted to fund supplies, food, or construction.
The application is due by November 30th, 2020. Prospective applicants can contact Lake County Arts Council for support and to answer questions regarding the re-granting program at BClark@LakeArts.org or call (707) 355-2272.