2020 ARTS DISTRICT COLLABORATIVE GRANT ANNOUNCED
$20,000 for Creative Programming to Enliven the District
SAN DIEGO, January 16, 2020 – The NTC Foundation has announced the second round of ARTS DISTRICT Collaborative Grant designed to encourage collaboration among the District’s 93 resident arts and culture groups. A total of $20,000 was awarded to four new projects to advance the work of the groups, engage the community, and continue the transformation of the historic 100-acre former Naval Training Center into a thriving arts and culture destination for the region.
“Our Collaborative Grant program gives us the opportunity to celebrate and support the collaborative spirit and creative ideas among our tenants in ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station,” said President & CEO Lisa Johnson. “We are thrilled with the imagination and innovation offered by the groups selected this year.”
The following organizations and events were selected for the 2020 grants.
EVENT: Perspective Series Film Screening
Collaboration: New Americans Museum with San Diego Filipino Cinema, Outside the Lens
Dates: February and March
Locations: New Americans Museum
Learn More: http://newamericansmuseum.org/
New Americans Museum will partner with San Diego Filipino Cinema to produce a Perspective screening program dedicated to bringing unique, powerful, and relevant films coming from the perspective of Filipinx filmmakers from around the world. The collective focus will be on compelling films that address social justice issues rarely seen or talked about on the big screen. Includes relevant shorts and a post screening Q & A.
EVENT: Wanderlings the Zine Meets Liberty Station
Collaboration: Whimsique/She Wanders, MK Envisions, San Diego Watercolor Society and White Box Live Arts.
Date: Sunday April 26th, 2020 2pm – 5pm
Locations: Various across the campus.
Learn More: http://www.shewanders.com/wanderlings-workshop
Art Date- 3 hour workshops and scavenger hunt to promote creativity and discovery across the campus. Includes a custom art map, photo prompts, art and text installations, portrait studios and submission boxes for innovative interactions with participants.
EVENT: Congé 2020: A Dinner with the Arts
Collaboration: Alexia Rose Art withColleen Veltz, MK Envision Galleries and Solare Ristorante
Dates: Late June
Location: MK Envisions Galleries, 2710 Historic Decatur Rd
Learn More: https://www.palettexevents.com/
Several progressive dinners and fundraisers featuring themed art-filled dining experiences across the Liberty Station campus. Each event will pair a local chef with visual and performing artists who will address a common theme. A live auction will raise funds for selected Liberty Station nonprofits.
EVENT: Insignia 2020 | A Resident Group Exhibition
Collaboration: Blue Pearl Art with over 20 featured ARTS DISTRICT resident creatives
Dates: Saturday, May 9
Location: IDW Publishing, 2765 Truxtun Rd.
Learn More: https://www.facebook.com/events/546866632567279/
A six-hour exhibition showcasing the resident creatives of Arts District Liberty Station.
Up to twenty of Liberty Station’s resident creatives will come together in one space in order to promote their work, projects and individual businesses as well as the events hosted by Liberty Station throughout the year.
About ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is San Diego’s largest Arts & Cultural District located in historic buildings at the former Naval Training Center in the Liberty Station neighborhood, near Downtown on San Diego Bay. With 100 park-like acres, the ARTS DISTRICT is home to nearly 145 museums and galleries, artist studios, dance companies, fine dining, creative retail and other organizations that showcase San Diego’s creative community and provide innovative experiences for the public. www.artsdistrictlibertystation.com
About NTC Foundation
NTC Foundation was established in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to enrich the lives of San Diegans by renovating this signature community asset and creating, facilitating, and operating ARTS DISTRICT as a 100-acre creative district. Visitors experience the arts, culture, creativity, and cuisine that are the hallmarks of the San Diego region and enjoy innovative experiences in a historic setting at Liberty Station that inspire lives for generations to come. www.ntcfoundation.org