On June 4th, 2014, I was the recipient an ARC Grant from The Center for Cultural Innovation for Object of Her Affection.
Object of Her Affection is an unconventional love story centered on a woman who desires intimate relationships with inanimate objects and her search for love that is just beyond her reach.
Funding went towards a sound design, acquiring a rehearsal projector, and hiring a rehearsal stage manager during Object of Her Affection‘s run at the REDCAT NOW Festival. This was my second ARC Grant. The first was in 2009 for the premiere of Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical for its Los Angeles run at the Velaslavaysay Panorama.
From the CCI Website:
The Center for Cultural Innovation promotes knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants, and incubating innovative projects that create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field.
The ARC grants program was established in 2000 by the Durfee Foundation to provide individual artists in Los Angeles County rapid, short-term assistance to enhance work for specific, imminent opportunities that significantly benefit their careers. In 2011, CCI took over the administration of the ARC program at the request of the Durfee Foundation. For 14 years the ARC program has had an extensive impact on the Los Angeles arts community, helping advance the careers of over 600 individual artists working in all disciplines.
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