The California Arts Council announced they are awarding Hollywood HEART a grant as part of its Youth Arts Action program.
Youth Arts Action supports projects for youth from infancy through age 24 that operate outside of school time, in artistic venues and community settings as well as on school sites. This program encourages relevant, dynamic, and innovative community building and learning through youth-focused arts and culture projects.
Since 1995, Hollywood HEART has provided summer camp for HIV/AIDS impacted children and teens, and year-round arts programming to other at-risk youth. Our mission is to use the arts to build confidence, creativity, and resiliency. This year, as Hollywood HEART commemorates 25 years of providing Hope, Education, Arts, Recreation and Teamwork to at-risk youth, it also is taking on the challenge of hosting camp at a new location.
Hollywood HEART is one of 244 grantees chosen for the Youth Arts Action program. The award was featured as part of a larger announcement from the California Arts Council, with grant funds totaling a projected $24,508,541 for 2018-19, the highest investment in statewide arts programming since the 2000-01 fiscal year.
“Arts and culture are inextricably linked to our humanity,” said Nashormeh Lindo, California Arts Council Chair. “They serve as a universal touchpoint for understanding and addressing our societal issues—dismantling inequity, healing trauma, reframing justice, inspiring truth and shaping futures. The Council is humbled to support the vital work of Hollywood HEART and its passionate efforts to make a better California for us all.”
To view a complete listing of all Youth Arts Action grantees, click here.
The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. The Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California’s diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing effective and relevant programs and services.
Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Nashormeh Lindo, Vice Chair Larry Baza, Juan Devis, Jodie Evans, Kathleen Gallegos, Jaime Galli, Donn K. Harris, and Louise McGuinness. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.