Nevada City Broadcasting Group, Inc. (KVMR/A Place to Call Home) Awarded California Arts Council “Arts and Public Media” Grant
State funds support media projects that build public awareness for arts, culture, and creative expression
Nevada City, CA - The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $12,000 to KVMR’s project, A Place to Call Home as part of its Arts and Public Media program.
The Arts and Public Media program is rooted in the California Arts Council’s vision to create a state where the arts are a central component of daily life and accessible to all, reflecting contributions from all of California’s diverse populations and fostering civic engagement. The Arts and Public Media program supports the production and programming of multiplatform media projects that engage Californians with authentic local stories and experiences centered on the value of arts, culture, and creative expression.
With support from the California Arts Council, KVMR Community Radio will enhance and extend the project “A Place to Call Home” capturing stories about homelessness. Story connects us to our humanity, and when the arts and media communicate story, there is opportunity for creative collaborative solutions and cultural transformation. Our goals are to inspire respect and empathy, and engender positive action. A live community event with spoken/written word, film/video, fine art, music, and experiential, perception-shifting activities will feature the collected stories.
“Public media is crucial to the Arts Council’s mission of providing access and exposure to the arts for all Californians,” said Donn K. Harris, Chair of the California Arts Council. “Expanding the reach of arts coverage and fostering community dialogue and engagement through arts and culture-based media activities broadens overall support for the arts.”
To view a complete listing of all Arts and Public Media grantees, visit http://arts.ca.gov/programs/files/CAC_APM_Grantees_2016-17_FINAL.pdf.
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The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. The Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California's diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing effective and relevant programs and services.