The Foundation is delighted to announce the eight recipients of the 23/24 Community Arts Grants, which include a wonderful variety of visual and performing arts projects and events for the residents of Rancho Cucamonga. The Community Arts Grant Program is designed to assist community-based, non-profit organizations, local schools, and individuals with providing arts programs, events, and activities to benefit Rancho Cucamonga residents, or anyone seeking arts experiences within Rancho Cucamonga borders.
The program provides funding assistance to fulfill the RCCAAF’s mission “to enrich our community by supporting, expanding & advancing arts and cultural opportunities.” RCCAAF’s annual grant program offers financial support of up to $5,000 per organization to create, support, or enhance arts offerings and opportunities in our city. This year, the Foundation funded $35,000 in program and event support.
This year’s recipients are:
- Associated Artists of the Inland Empire (AAIE) – to support AAIE Demonstrations & Juried Art Show Programs
- Chaffey College Foundation – to support Zine Fest at the Wignall Museum, Chaffey College
- Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB) – to fund creation of a new program called A Young Persons’ Guide to Ballet: In the Classroom
- Inland Valley Repertory Theatre (IVRT) – to support their production of The Addams Family at the Lewis Family Playhouse
- Los Osos Choir Boosters – to support Los Osos Choirs’ 2024 Carnegie Hall Tour & Performance
- Polaris Education Foundation – to sponsor Polaris “Harmony of Hearts” Art Exhibition
- TaikoMix – for the commissioning & building of Taiko Drums & Equipment for RC Class Location
- Valverde Stage Productions, Inc. (VSPI) – to support their production of “Legally Blonde” at the Lewis Family Playhouse.
Stay tuned for more information on these wonderful events and projects above. The application process for the next grant cycle, for projects beginning July 2024 through June 2025, will be open in April 2024.