Taiko Community Alliance Awarded California Arts Council “Statewide And Regional Networks” Grant

State funds nurture collaborative service organizations and networks that advance California arts and artists.

The California Arts Council announced a grant award of $33,250 to the Taiko Community Alliance as part of its Statewide and Regional Networks program.

The Statewide and Regional Networks program is rooted in the California Arts Council’s commitment to providing practical services to working artists and constituent organizations by supporting arts service organizations and networks reflective of California’s diverse populations. The program provides general operating grants for arts service organizations’ networks with regional or statewide reach. A complete list of this year’s SRN recipients is available here.

In addition to supporting administrative costs and capacity building within TCA, these funds will allow us to provide further support to community gatherings and sustain key programming through 2020-2021.

The Taiko Community Alliance was featured as part of a larger announcement from the California Arts
Council of more than 1,500 grants awarded to nonprofit organizations and units of government
throughout the state for their work in support of the agency’s mission to strengthen arts, culture, and
creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. The investment of nearly $30
million marks a more than $5 million increase over the previous fiscal year, and the largest in California
Arts Council history.

Organizations were awarded grants across 15 different program areas addressing access, equity, and
inclusion; community vibrancy; and arts learning and engagement; and directly benefiting the state of California’s communities with youth, veterans, returned citizens, and California’s historically marginalized
communities key among them. Successful projects aligned closely with the agency’s vision of a California
where all people flourish with universal access to and participation in the arts.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Arts Council recognizes that some grantees may need to
postpone, modify, or cancel their planned activities supported by CAC funds, due to state and local
public health guidelines. The state arts agency is prioritizing flexibility in addressing these changes and
supporting appropriate solutions for grantees.

“Creativity sits at the very heart of our identity as Californians and as a people. In this unprecedented
moment, the need to understand, endure, and transcend our lived experiences through arts and culture
is all the more relevant for each of us,” said Nashormeh Lindo, Chair of the California Arts Council. “The
California Arts Council is proud to be able to offer more support through our grant programs than ever
before, at a time when our communities’ need is perhaps greater than ever before. These grants will
support immediate and lasting community impact by investing in arts businesses and cultural workers
across the state.”

Click here to view the full press release for 2019-2020 grantees by the California Arts Council.

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: Chair Nashormeh Lindo, Vice Chair Jaime Galli, Larry
Baza, Lilia Gonzales Chavez, Jodie Evans, Kathleen Gallegos, Stanlee Gatti, Donn K. Harris, Alex Israel,
Consuelo Montoya, and Jonathan Moscone. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.

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