Art Practical

'Art Practical' receives California Arts Council Arts and Public Media grant

$12,400 award supports program to explore how artists and culture makers fight to live and work in the Bay Area.

San Francisco, CA—June 12, 2018—The California Arts Council (CAC) announced its plans to award $12,400 to Art Practical as part of CAC’s Arts and Public Media program.

The Arts and Public Media program supports multi-platform nonprofit media projects that demonstrate a clear approach to building public awareness and support for the arts. The program is rooted in the CAC’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.

“Storytelling is an essential part of framing arts and culture as a centerpiece in the lives of all Californians,” said Nashormeh Lindo, California Arts Council Chair. “We are pleased to support this project from Art Practical as it helps to shine a brighter light on California’s creative landscape.”

Art Practical, in partnership with California College of the Arts, will host Living and Working (L+W)—a multiplatform program exploring how artists and other culture makers fight to live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area amidst extreme economic, social, and environmental changes. Focusing on intergenerational and historically underrepresented voices, L+W amplifies the unique perspectives of California artists and shares their strategies.