The Richmond Art Center is set to receive a $13,500 grant to support a program that sends professional artists to West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) elementary schools in order to educate students.
This week, the California Arts Council announced plans to award the grant to the Art Center as part of its Arts Education: Extension program.
The $13,500 will support the Art Center’s Art in the Community program, helping to send artists to 20-week residencies in WCCUSD after-school programs during the 2018-2019 school year.
The Richmond Art Center was one of 169 grantees chosen for the grant. A total of 1,080 grants worth over $16 million were awarded to nonprofits and units of government across the state by the California Arts Council.
“The intention of the program is to offer young people sequential, hands-on training in artistic disciplines, including dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts,” according to the California Arts Council.