African Arts Academy Awarded California Arts Council Cultural Pathways Grant

We make art, and we make a difference! @CalArtsCouncil is supporting our work through their Cultural Pathway's grant program. #ArtsCA

To help African Arts Academy, a non profit Arts organization to establish a programing that specializes in the doctrines of arts and crafts originating in Africa and the African diaspora.
 
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SAN FRANCISCO - May 10, 2020 - PRLog -- Today the California Arts Council announced a grant award of $21,441 to African Arts Academy as part of its Cultural Pathways grant program. http://tiny.cc/CACGrantees2020

Funds will help fulfill the Academy's mission to establish an organization committed to providing San Francisco residents access to performances of and instruction in African dance, art, music and more.

African Arts Academy is not only here help change the perception of the way the world views Africa, but want to help change the perspective of people of African descent, by producing a different narrative, in highlighting the beauty and values of African Art, and an innovative way to preserve ancient wisdom thought live performing and art education via new technology, based upon the spirit of cultural diversity, dynamic growth, sustainability, social justice, and the pursuit of intellectual entrepreneurship, to serve ad empower the new generations.

"We are the bridge tween ancient wisdom and the modern world, via new technology; where innovation meets our traditions."

African Arts Academy was featured as part of the larger announcement from the California Arts Council of more than 1,500 grants awarded to nonprofit organizations and units of government throughout the state for their work in support of the agency's mission to strengthen arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivated a better California for all. The investment of nearly $30 Million marks a more than $5 million increase over the previous fiscal year, and the larges tin California Arts Council history.

Organizations were awarded grants across 15 different program areas addressing access, equity, and inclusion; community vibrancy; and arts learning and engagement; and directly benefitting our states communities with youth, veterans, returned citizens, and California's historically marginalized communities key among them. Successful projects aligned closely with the agency's vision of a California where all people flourish with universal access to and participation in the arts.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Arts Council recognizes that some grantees may need to postpone, modify, or cancel their planned activities supported by CAC funds, due to state and local public health guidelines. The state arts agency is prioritizing flexibility in addressing these changes and supporting appropriate solutions for grantees.

"Creativity sits at the very heart of our identity as Californians and as a people. In this unprecedented moment, the need to understand, endure, and transcend our lived experiences through arts and culture is all the more relevant for each of us," said Nashormeh Lindo, Chair of the California Arts Council. "The California Arts Council is proud to be able to offer more support through our grant programs than ever before, at a time when our communities' need is perhaps greater than ever before. These grants will support immediate and lasting community impact by investing in arts businesses and cultural workers across the state."

African Arts Academy's boilerplate: "Funds will help fulfill the Academy's mission to establish an organization committed to providing San Francisco residents access to performances of and instruction in African dance, art music, and more."

For more information and to read the full article, please visit their website at

The California Arts Council is a state agency with a mission of strengthening arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. It supports local arts infrastructure and programming statewide through grants, initiatives, and services. The California Arts Council envisions a California where all people flourish with universal access to and participation in the arts.

Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Nashormeh Lindo, Vice Chair Jaime Galli, Larry Baza, Lilia Gonzales Chavez, Jodie Evans, Kathleen Gallegos, Stanlee Gatti, Donn K. Harris, Alex Israel, Consuelo Montoya, and Jonathan Moscone. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.

The California Arts Council is committed to increasing the accessibility of its online content. For language and accessibility assistance, visit http://arts.ca.gov/aboutus/language.php. https://www.africanartsacademy.com

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