The Creative Community Thomas Fire Recovery Exhibition Closing Reception & Community Potluck on Friday, June 21, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm as part of the Ojai Village Merchant Group’s Third Friday Program. This event is free and open to the public.
Grant Applications for impacted artists will be available at the event, and online afterwards. Grants will range from $250 to $2,500.
Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce our support of the Creative Community Thomas Fire Recovery Grant, and the efforts of The Ventura County Arts Council and CreativityWorks to provide financial assistance to Ventura County working artists who sustained economic losses due to the Thomas Fire and the January 9th Debris Flow. The purpose of this grant program is to help artists invest in their working lives and creative practices in order to sustain their ability to stay in Ventura County.
Our intent with this exhibition is to match the initial funds of $41,290 provided to The Ventura County Arts Council by the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council, in order to increase the size and impact of the grants. This will be achieved in part by exhibiting art works with the support of Porch Gallery Ojai, at the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation and make them available via a silent auction. The grant will be administered through the Ventura County Arts Council, with funds raised in Ojai earmarked for Ojai based artists who apply.