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Community Foundation Announces 23 L.A. Artist Fellowship Recipients
Jul 17, 2013 (04:07 PM EDT)
CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists invests in mid-career and emerging visual artists to build successful, sustainable careers in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Community Foundation (CCF) has announced 23 mid-career and emerging visual artists living and working in Los Angeles as recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists for 2013. Since 1988 with a generous contribution to CCF from The J. Paul Getty Trust, the fellowship program has supported more than 215 of L.A.'s visual artists working in a multitude of media and forms with more than $2.1 million in grants and access to business development support.
The CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists is part of the portfolio of the Arts Program of the community foundation, a public charitable organization committed to strengthening the cultural vitality of L.A. County by increasing the operational capacity of small and mid-size arts and cultural organizations, increasing arts opportunities that are affordable and accessible to underserved communities, improving participation in the arts by diverse, low-income residents and professional artists, and helping visual artists develop successful, sustainable careers in Los Angeles.
The artwork and biographies of current and past fellows are available online in the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists virtual art gallery (www.calfund.org/artist-gallery), as well as on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ccfartists).
The recipients of the 2013 CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists, in alphabetical order by first name, are:
"Los Angeles County is a place that embraces diversity and creativity," said Antonia Hernandez, president and CEO of the California Community Foundation. "As L.A.'s foundation, we are thoroughly committed to help the creative community, especially individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations, to thrive through meaningful and sustained support like the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists program."
California Community Foundation (CCF) is a public, charitable organization serving Los Angeles County since 1915. It encourages philanthropy by individuals, families, companies and organizations, and serves as a steward of their charitable funds and legacies. It also makes grants to nonprofits and collaborates in addressing the needs of vulnerable members of the community. In addition, it engages in community problem solving with business, civic, government and other organizations. For more information, visit www.calfund.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/calfund.
Media Contact: John Kobara
SOURCE California Community Foundation