The City of Tracy – Cultural Arts Division & Tracy Arts Commission is collaborating with Mr. Byron Alvarez in support of the creation of a new mural project located at 27 W. 10th St. in downtown Tracy, California. This high-visibility site is the east wall in the parking lot of Town and Country restaurant. Conceptual proposals are due by 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
The Call For Participants has been released for the return of the Downtown Tracy Artwalk!
Artists/Makers of all kinds, arts & cultural organizations, arts educators, and vendors supporting the arts are invited to apply through a friendly and free process!
The California Relief Fund for Artists and Cultural Practitioners was initiated by the California Arts Council, a state agency with a mission of strengthening arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. It supports local arts infrastructure and programming statewide through grants, initiatives, and services. The California Arts Council envisions a California where all people flourish with universal access to and participation in the arts.
The Fund will be distributed to reflect the cultural and geographic diversity of the state of California—including those whose artistic practice is deeply rooted in historically marginalized communities. For the purpose of this relief fund, these prioritized communities include African, American Indian and Alaska Native, Arab, Asian and Asian American, Black and African American, Disabled, Immigrant, Indigenous and Indigena, Latinx, LGBTQIA2S+, MENASA, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, Refugee, and Women. In addition, we encourage those who are low-income, have difficulty obtaining or retaining sources of income, live in rural communities, or undocumented to apply.
The California Relief Fund for Artists and Cultural Practitioners makes available $1,953,000 total, in $1,000 award amounts, to artists and cultural practitioners (i.e., fine artists, including literary, visual, and performing artists; teaching artists; culture bearers; and maker-based sole or collective-based creative social entrepreneurs) who are current, full-time residents of the state of California. For the purpose of this relief fund, an applicant must be a self-employed artist, an artist entrepreneur, or employed by a nonprofit organization with arts and culture being essential to their mission.
The Tracy Arts Commission provides support and resources to the our local creative community. A new Granting Program has been developed this year to encourage and help artists of all kinds, arts educators, and arts organizations present arts and cultural-based projects in Tracy.
Projects must be accessible to the public in the form of events and activities such as classes, exhibits, festivals, performances, screenings, readings, and workshops. The application process is easy and friendly to small and large projects alike. This granting cycle will support projects between July 2022 and June 2023.
Interested, have questions? Join us for an orientation meeting on Wednesday, March 30 at 6 pm to assist you and answer your questions!
The Exhibitions Program and Tracy Art League are collaborating to offer to a new version of the Expressions! exhibit, at the Grand! Entries are now open for the 30th anniversary of this annual, juried exhibition featuring a survey of artists from across the region.
Selected works will be on display across the Grand Galleries from March 26 through May 28, 2022. Cash awards and City of Tracy Purchase Awards will be issued.