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Calling SB art organizations! Fine arts grant application now available.

Fine Arts Commission accepting applications now through February 15, 2017.

The Fine Arts Commission of the City of San Bernardino is now accepting applications for 2017-18 arts grants. The grant application can be found on online at www.SBCity.org/Arts and printed out for use. Applications are due to the Fine Arts Commission no later than February 15, 2017.

Fine arts grants, funded by Cultural Development Construct Fees, will be made available to qualifying nonprofit arts organizations, Parks and Recreation community centers, and classroom teachers within the City of San Bernardino for the enhancement and support of city-wide art and cultural programs of benefit and interest to a broad segment of the population. For those unfamiliar with the grant process, the Fine Arts Commission will be conducting information sessions for applicants at 4:00 p.m. on January 26 and 31 in the sixth floor conference room at San Bernardino City Hall. The grant process includes the review of applications, interviews with each applicant, followed by recommendations to the City Council for approval. The Fine Arts Commission anticipates submitting recommendations on April 3, 2017.

During the current fiscal year, $194,000 in grants were distributed across a broad scope of art-oriented services. Grant recipients ranged from the Kimbark Elementary School’s environmental science-based musical to San Bernardino Symphony’s free student concerts. “In February 2017, children from San Bernardino will experience a form of art they may not otherwise see,” San Bernardino Orchestra Executive Director Anne Viricel said in a statement. “If we can inspire one child to pursue the arts with this program, we consider that a successful program.” For questions or further information, call Commission Chair, Dorothy Garcia at 909-862-3668.

Two (2) Information Sessions:

Applications deadline and mailing address:

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

4:00 p.m.

City Hall

6th Floor Conference Room

300 North D Street

San Bernardino, CA 92418

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

4:00 p.m.

Office of the City Clerk

c/o Fine Arts Commission

City of San Bernardino

300 North D Street

San Bernardino, CA 92418