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The City of Chula Vista has opened its grant application process for the 2014 Performing and Visual Arts Fund. The application can be found on the Chula Vista Public Library’s website at Deadline to submit applications is Friday, February 14, by 5 p.m. Residents of Chula Vista may apply as individuals or arts organizations.

The Performing and Visual Arts Fund Grant Program was established to promote and stimulate the growth of Chula Vista’s performing and cultural arts. The Fund supports art projects in dance, design arts, media arts, music, photography, theater, traditional folk arts and visual arts, or interdisciplinary expressions involving more than one of the above fields. The grant process is coordinated by Principal Librarian Stephanie Loney, staff liaison to the Cultural Arts Commission. “Grant awards in previous years have featured many unusual performances, community gatherings and artistic endeavors,” says Loney. “It never ceases to amaze me how many wonderful applications we receive each year.”

Past award recipients include the City of Chula Vista Harbor Days, High Tech High, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Dance Theater, South Bayfront Artists, Christian Youth Theater, Mexicayotl Indio Cultural Center, San Diego Youth Symphony, and many others.

Funding for the grant is through a portion of ticket sales from the Sleep Train Amphitheatre to the City of Chula Vista’s Performing Arts Fund. Therefore, the amount of money awarded each year varies. The range of grants is typically between $250 and $2,500, although higher amounts can be awarded.

The grant is open to Chula Vista-based tax-exempt, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, or religious organizations, performance and visual arts groups associated with schools or educational institutions, City of Chula departments and boards and commissions, outside organizations working in partnership with Chula Vista-based entities, and various other groups or individuals listed in the application. Funds can be used to pay artists for a performance or exhibition, school projects, programs promoting cultural diversity or cultural tourism, and various costs for printing and materials, or costume rental. Projects must be completed one year from the grant notification date.

Applicants with questions may contact Stephanie Loney at or (619) 691-5288.

Posted: January 7, 2014

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