On June 4th, 2014, I was the recipient an ARC Grant (Artist Resource for Completion Grant) from CCI (The Center for Cultural Innovation) for Object of Her Affection during it’s run at the 2014 REDCAT Now Festival
Funding went specifically towards to sound design, acquiring a rehearsal projector, and hiring a rehearsal stage manager for Object of Her Affection, during its 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 and was administered by the Durfee Foundation.
From the CCI Website:
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.
The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) was founded in 2001 as a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Its mission is to promote 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.