By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $37,696 to Community-based Artof California State University, San Bernardino as part of its JUMP StArts program.
JUMP StArts supports high-quality arts education and artists-in-residence programs for youth engaged in the juvenile justice system. Activities may take place in classroom, after-school, social services, or incarceration settings. The proposed project must be designed and developed in partnership between an arts organization and a juvenile justice/social services entity. The project should demonstrate significant planning and should reflect a collaborative relationship between the partnering organizations.
With this generous award from the California Arts Council, University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB will support the Community-based Art (CBA) program in facilitating four 10-week multidisciplinary art classes at the San Bernardino Central Juvenile Hall. CBA will base programming on the successful Arts in Corrections model, which involves collaborative teaching teams facilitating classes that integrate art history, visual culture, art making, and reflection. These higher education art classes are used as a way to spread the transformative powers of art to those who are often marginalized and overlooked.
“We’re really proud to be a part of Arts in Corrections, and excited to be expanding into the juvenile facility,” says Community-based Art’s founder and director, Annie Buckley. “Within our program, art-making and technical skills are at an equal priority with life skills that are gained through the arts. such as empathy, patience communication. This will make all the difference to these young people who otherwise would not have access to art.”
Community-based Art is one of 46 grantees chosen for this program. The award was featured as part of a larger announcementfrom the California Arts Council.
“The California Arts Council believes in the potential of the arts to enrich the lives of all our state’s residents, especially our young people,” said Nashormeh Lindo, California Arts Council Chair. “That belief does not change with our system-engaged youth; it grows stronger. The world we create for our young people today determines our world tomorrow. We are proud to support the work of Community-based Art.”
To view a complete listing of all JUMP StArts grantees, see the California Arts Council 2017-2018 JUMP StArts Project Descriptions.