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Art Grant Opportunities and Applications

Performing & Visual Arts Grant
The Performing and Visual Arts Grant Program was established to promote and stimulate the growth of performing, visual and cultural arts within the City of Chula Vista through a grant application process for local performing and visual arts groups and individuals. These grants are funded through a contract with Live Nation, Inc. which established a process whereby a portion of ticket sales proceeds at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre are paid annually to the City to be utilized for a Performing and Visual Arts Fund. The grant application period usually begins in November and are due by the last Friday in January of the following year. For 2013, applications are due February 15, 2013 by 5pm. Grants are reviewed and graded by a task force appointed by the Mayor. The grants are typically approved by City Council in April.


Rosemary Lane Galeria
The Galeria is an exhibition space that supports visual exhibitions and a small area for performances. The Rosemary Lane Galeria is at the South Chula Vista Branch Library located at 389 Orange Ave. in Chula Vista. The gallery space consists of 98 linear feet of wall hanging space and open floor space of 15 ft X 45 ft with area of up to 20 ft in height. Gallery hours are the same as that of the library. Selected artist exhibitions are offered by invitation and submission of application and slides. The selection process takes place in the fall and spring and selected artists exhibit for a six-week period of time.

Gayle McCandliss Art Awards
These arts awards are given annually to adults, graduating seniors and community organizations that have supported the arts in Chula Vista, dedicated their hearts and souls to the visual and performing arts or intend to make a career in the arts. This fund was named after Gayle McCandliss, former Mayor of Chula Vista, who passed away while in office. Ms. McCandliss was a strong supporter of the arts and believed that arts and culture make a difference in the quality of life in our communities. Student nominations are given by teachers for any student who lives in the City of Chula Vista and will be a graduating senior during the award year. These awards will be given as part of a City Council meeting in early spring. Nominations for 2013 are due April 1, 2013 by 5pm.

Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre: Community Days Use
For information regarding use of the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre for a performance by a City of Chula Vista group call (619) 691-5168. The use of this facility is not free, there are significant production expenses, and only Chula Vista groups and certain types of production may be performed.


To Remember MeArt In Public Spaces
Art in Public Spaces can act as a visual focus making a city or place unique. The City encourages the installation of artwork in publicly owned spaces. Chula Vista’s Office of Cultural Arts is presently working in collaboration with the Port of San Diego, other tideland cities, other local government departments, Chula Vista Public Art Sub-Committee and local art organizations.

One of the collaborations with the Port of San Diego is the enhancement of tidelands/land belonging to the Port through the placement of public art along the bayfront. By using cultural or public art committees, each of the five Port cities is able to select pieces of art for presentation to the Port for sitting on Port Tidelands. In the second method, artwork may be brought forward by a local community group (value may not exceed $20,000) in a request for Port consideration. It must have the support of the community and City Council.


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