Current Grantees

Fall 2020 Cultivate Grantees

Professional Development Support

  • Gabriela Bravo – Para desarollar un video musical – “To develop a music video”
  • Carla Brennan – To replace photographic equipment lost in the CZU fire and to develop a professional website to display and sell nature photography
  • Sam Clarkson – To rebuild studio tools and replace a potters wheel lost in the CZU fires
  • Juan Carlos Diaz – Para superación musical – “For musical improvement”
  • Timothy Duncan – To secure a professional-quality recording of original music compositions
  • Jonathan Erickson – To attend Fierce360 to expanding depth of knowledge for manipulating large amounts of fire, safely
  • Jahandar Hamidieh – For a platform to promote and support up and coming musicians of Santa Cruz
  • Juan Jose Jimenez Cruz – Para Dibujos Jimenez – “For Dibujos Jimenez”
  • Anouk Johanna – To buy art supplies for my art practice and return to teaching
  • Christopher Jones – To replace musical tools and equipment lost in the CZU Lightning Complex Fires
  • Amy Katz – To repurchase materials lost in the CZU lightning fire and expand professional development
  • Gemma Locatelli – To purchase paint, canvasses, and brushes to continue art practice
  • Elie Mabanza – To purchase recording equipment to replace what was lost in the CZU fire
  • Madeline Thompson – To purchase home printing equipment to reproduce artwork for a larger audience
  • Karen Mendez Roque – Para comprar materiales para pintar en tallado de madera – “To buy wood carving paint materials”
  • Lorena Mansilla – Para comprar iPad para expandir mi colaboración en diseño y comunicación con organizaciones comunitarias en EEUU y Sudamérica – “To buy iPad to expand my collaboration in design and communication with community organizations in the US and South America”
  • Priscilla Martinez – To purchase a Wacom cintiq pro 24 tablet and Wacom ergo stand for the tablet to enhance my art professional career
  • Jon Payne – To purchase music and recording equipment lost in the complete destruction of music studio and home in the recent CZU lightning fires
  • Elizabeth Payne – To purchase ceramic equipment and photography equipment lost when home studio burned in the recent Santa Cruz mountains fires
  • Devi Pride – To replace lost equipment in the CZU fires that are needed in the day to day running of an art business
  • Biagio Scarpello – To purchase glass blowing materials to facilitate art practice
  • Beth Shields – To create a website for Gallery 125 at the Tannery needed due to COVID shutdown
  • Patrick Stefaniak – To purchase virtual reality equipment to exhibit work in art galleries
  • Luca Susti – To buy a new powerful computer to be able to produce and finish original music, record and release it.
  • Mary Tartaro – To repurchase materials and equipment lost in the fires
  • Lynne Todaro – To purchase a new iPad with stylus for social media presence, portable portfolio, creating sketches, accessing Zoom, and accepting payments
  • Amy West – To repurchase art, professional materials, and reference books lost in the CZU Fires
  • Oliver Whitcroft – To invest in a proper computer to help make more magic to share with my community and beyond
  • Jane Wrankle – To purchase lost art supplies in CZU fire 2020
  • Hedilberto Xuana Fabian – Para comprar materiales para tallados de madera – “To buy wood carving materials”
  • Santa Cruz Art League – For racial justice training for board and staff

Project Support

  • Arte del Corazon – Monthly Art Markets in Watsonville
  • Cheza Nami Foundation – A free, virtual, socially-distanced showcase of African and Brazilian performances for the Santa Cruz Community, promoting healing and connection through the traditional arts
  • Coastal Watershed Council (lead artist Irene Juárez O’Connell)  – San Lorenzo River Storm Drain Mural at Poet’s Park in the Beach Flats Neighborhood in Santa Cruz City
  • Esperanza Community Farms (lead artist Monica Galvan) – Family-based take-home art kits based on culturally preferred vegetables for Community Farm Latinx families
  • FashionTeens Santa Cruz – A countywide, collaborative effort open to all middle and high school students, bringing them together in socially and environmentally conscious art endeavors
  • MoveSpeakSpin – The Daughters of Hypatia: a Mathematical Herstory, a dance concert celebrating the lives, struggles, and work of women mathematicians throughout history
  • Shared Adventures (lead artist Anastasia Torres-Gil) – Mural at LEO’s Haven park
  • The Puppetry Institute – Upgrading and marketing new online/streaming art, theater, and puppetry arts classes
  • Vivien Bassouamina – Tenth Annual African diaspora dance and drum conference
  • Ome Garcia – Free painting classes for low-income families in Watsonville
  • Yolande Harris – Children of the Ocean: whale stress, sound, and the pandemic in the Monterey Bay
  • Andrew Hawes – A portrait series with interviews of people who experienced loss during the CZU fires
  • Madison McGain – A site-specific, performance-art piece for the public that offers the community an artistic vessel to process and reflect on impermanence and mortality through a collective sensory experience, rather than through individual means
  • Juan Morales-Rocha – VR Game Development, specifically a virtual reality rap game called Supersonic Rhyme Chamber!
  • Adon Newman – Traveler: A wearable interactive art experience that transports the participant’s consciousness outside of their body
  • Jaime Sanchez – Completion of dining area mural at Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes
  • Graciela Vega Cendejas – Festival de Ballet Folklorico, Música, Arte y Poesia y Talleres – “Ballet Folklorico , Music, Art and Poetry Festival”

2021 Sponsor Grantees

Fall 2020 Support Grantees

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grantees

Summer 2019 Create Grantees

Summer 2019 Develop Grantees

Sponsor Grantees

Support Grants

Create Grants

Develop Grants

2018 Grant Recipients

Sponsor Grants

Elevate Grants

Support Grants

Create Grants

Develop Grants