The Salida Council for the Arts recently announced new recipients of community grants in support specific arts and cultural projects or events, said Jessie Miller, community grants chair.

The winners are Jessica Goncalves, on behalf of the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse, to conduct healing, creative pottery workshops for clients at The Maverick Potter; Steve Kucera, on behalf of TINTS Productions (Theater In Non-Traditional Spaces), to produce a play that will employ local actors and be presented in non-traditional spaces in Salida; and Krista Jarvis, on behalf of Community Costumes Inc., to create costumes and props for Salida’s annual Dias de Los Muertos community event, including adding a Spanish-speaking interpreter to provide more information about this historically Mexican celebration.

Each of the three community grant recipients were honored and presented a $500 check on behalf of the Salida Council for the Arts at the recent Creative Mixer at the Salida SteamPlant.

During 2017, the council received 28 applications, and six were presented $500 in community grants, totaling $3,000 for the year. “The multitude of applications and the true creative passion of the applicants spoke to the strength of arts and culture in our local community,” Miller said.

Community grant projects must have a definable connection to the Salida community and be supportive of the arts council’s mission to increase appreciation for the arts. 

“We hope to be able to provide annual support in our community with similar grants,” said Sue Ann Hum, arts council president. “Giving matters. Area residents’ financial support of the council’s activities and fundraising will continue to make these grants available in the future, enriching the cultural life of our community.”

To contribute to the arts council, click “Support” on their website