Contact: Barbara Clark, BClark@lakearts.org
Date: January 19, 2023
Lake County Arts Council Awarded California Arts Council Arts Integration Training Grant
State funds support 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.
Lakeport, CA – 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.
To view a complete listing of all California Arts Council Cycle B grantees by county, visit
this link. For a complete listing of Cycle B grantees by organization, go to this link.
Lake County Arts Council is proud to be the State Local Partner to the California Arts
Council since 1981. The purpose of the Lake County Arts Council is to encourage and
develop the arts and cultural activities in Lake County by coordinating, developing,
sponsoring and providing assistance in all artistic and cultural endeavors.
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.