Richmond Art Center Receives Grant from California Humanities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2020
Contact: Amy Spencer, Exhibitions Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-620-1252
Richmond, CA — California Humanities has announced the recent round of Humanities For All Quick Grant awards. The Richmond Art Center is one of thirty-seven awardees for its event Revelation & Rebirth – The History & Practice of Collecting African-American Art.
The Humanities For All Quick Grant is a competitive grant program of California Humanities that supports locally-initiated public humanities projects that respond to the needs and interests of Californians, encourage greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy.
Revelation & Rebirth is a featured speaker event to be held in conjunction with Art of the African Diaspora. Nashormeh Lindo, Chair of the California Arts Council, will speak about collecting work by African-American artists, including the history of Black artists being overlooked by major institutions. Her presentation will be followed by a conversation with artist Dana King on contemporary collecting practices that are shifting the status quo.
“These projects will bring the complexity and diversity of California to light in new ways that will engage Californians from every part of our state, and, will help us all understand each other better,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate the grantees whose projects will promote understanding and provide insight into a wide range of topics, issues, and experiences.”
A complete list of all Humanities For All Quick Grants can be found on the calhum.org website here.
California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities, promotes the humanities – focused on ideas, conversation and learning – as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more visit calhum.org, or follow California Humanities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Image: Nashormeh N. R. Lindo (left) and Dana King (right)