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The California Arts Council Announces Support for Grand Vision Foundation – 

Our Meet the Music Program is Awarded Three Arts Education Grants!

Cambalache Performing for Meet the Music Students at a RoMP ConcertThe California Arts Council (CAC) has awarded three grants to Grand Vision Foundation to support our Meet the Music Education Program. We will receive $60,000 from their Arts Education-Exposure grant to support our Roots of Music Program (RoMP), $57,000 from their Artists in Schools grant program to support Recorders in Schools and $17,500 from their Arts Integration Training program to support our professional development for classroom teachers and teaching artists. These grant awards were made in the CAC’s second round of funding for 2022.

Meet the Music (MTM) is Grand Vision’s in-depth youth music education program. Founded in 2009, MTM provides equitable access to music education for elementary school students in our community and beyond and helps to close the arts education opportunity gap (between our local area and more affluent schools) while deepening student capacity for creative learning. MTM is serving over 3,200 elementary school students annually at 16 schools this year in the L.A. Harbor area and beyond. We are a vetted arts partner of L.A. United School District.

“We are truly grateful for the funding provided by the California Arts Council!” says Education Manager Sukari Reid-Glenn, “These grants afford us the opportunity to continue providing quality, culturally relevant music education to our partner schools, students and communities with teaching artists who are not only professional musicians, but also effective instructors well versed in multiple teaching methods.”

Grand Vision Foundation was featured as part of a larger announcement from the California Arts Council, with grant awards for its Cycle B programming totaling more than $41 million across more than 900 grants supporting nonprofit organizations and units of government throughout the state.

“All told the projected sum of grants to be awarded for 2022’s regular program funding cycle is more than $72 million—the biggest annual investment in the California Arts Council’s 46-year history, largely supported by the $40 million one-time boost in support for the agency’s creative youth and arts education development programs.

“The resilience and creativity of California’s arts and cultural field in these last three years has been remarkable,” said California Arts Council Director Jonathan Moscone. “We are proud to be able to support the great work that California’s artists, culture bearers, and cultural workers are doing within our communities as an indelible part of our state’s identity.” For a complete listingof Cycle B grantees by organization, go to this link.

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ABOUT CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL

The California Arts Council is 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. Learn more at

ABOUT GRAND VISION FOUNDATION

Grand Vision Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts presenting and arts education organization. They produce live concerts, Open Mic Nights, Team Taiko classes, and more at Grand Annex Music Hall, a 150-seat music listening room. For the next generation, Grand Vision’s Meet the Music program serves over 3,500 elementary students, primarily in the LA Harbor area, with a robust in-school music curriculum. They also serve as the Official Friends’ Group to the Warner Grand Theatre, a historic art deco movie palace that is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

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For more information, photos, or to schedule an interview, please contact Grand Vision’s Marketing Specialist Christa Weston at 310-833-4813 or [email protected].