AXS FILM FUND LAUNCHES WITH A COMMITMENT TO ENSURING CREATORS OF COLOR WITH DISABILITIES HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD

Grants of up to $10,000 Per Project Starting in 2021 AXS Film Fund was founded to support documentary filmmakers and non-fiction new media creators of color with disabilities. AXS Film Fund seeks to bring visibility to this underrepresented community of creators by intervening and providing opportunities that they may not otherwise have with mainstream funding…

Calling All High School Songwriters!

The National Endowment for the Arts and the American Theatre Wing are accepting submissions to the 2021 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge This national contest is for high school students with a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production and the wide range of musical styles represented in contemporary musicals.…

“SOFTIE”: For God, for Kenya, and for Family- Boniface Mwangi’s story aims for NO ONE Left Behind

By Vernon Nickerson From writer/director Sam Soko comes a powerful documentary of an underdog/longshot Kenyan political candidate that is anything but soft. The hero of “Softie”, photojournalist-cum-candidate for prime minister Boniface Mwangi may be soft-spoken, but his actions are bold, loud, and in-your-face. In a nation-state that has known continuous internal conflict since the fifth…

Wishing You A Wonderful Season Of Spring

If spring came but once a century instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There are always flowers of hope all around us to reminding us…

Art of the African Diaspora 2021

Featuring Over 110 Artists of African Descent Online Exhibition: Now to May 16, 2021 In 2021 Art of the African Diaspora will be a hybrid online/in-person event presented at aotad.org, richmondartcenter.org, and at venues throughout the Bay Area.* Over 110 artists will be featured in an online exhibition highlighting their work, bios and artist statements. The online exhibition will…

Artist: Brian McClean

Brian McClean is a self taught fine art photographer of extraordinary landscapes, coastalscapes, nightscapes, and cityscapes. He is an exceptionally gifted artist who resides in San Diego California with an astonishing talent for creating emotionally moving photographs which takes an individual on a sublime journey. Brian McClean has always had a vivid imagination, a love…

Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” Starting March 19, 2021 Shown in brilliant Dolby VisionTM Laser Projection & Dolby Atmos® Audio Technology

Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre has been hard at work on reopening plans and welcomes guests back to the big screen to see Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” starting March 19, 2021, shown in brilliant Dolby VisionTM Laser Projection & Dolby Atmos® Audio Technology.  Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” screens Friday, March 19 at 9:00am, 12:30am, 4:00pm and 7:30pm; Saturdays…

“GNT” A Short Film About Female Self Validation

By Joanna Panayi Directed by Sara Hirner and Rosemary Vasquez Brown, “GNT” is an edgy animated short created by and for women. Honest conversations between young females inspire this short film to expose the repeated cycle that is self-validation. We see the female characters Glenn, Nikki, and Tammy’s contradictory friendship as it often relies upon…

The Sundance Institute’s Artist Programs

Nearly a year ago, the Sundance Institute announced their Respond and Reimagine Fund, which dedicated a million dollars in grants to artists and organizations impacted by the pandemic, with priority support for BIPOC artists and organizations that have been disproportionately affected. In the difficult months since then, the resilience, collective action, and creativity of the…

Met Exhibition to Explore Francisco Goya’s Prolific Activity as a Draftsman and Printmaker through Approximately 100 Works from the Late 18th and Early 19th Centuries From Now To May 2, 2021

Regarded as one of the most remarkable artists of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Francisco Goya (1746–1828) is renowned for his prolific activity as a draftsman and printmaker, producing about 900 drawings and 300 prints during his long career. Through his graphic work, he expressed his political liberalism, criticism of superstition, and distaste…

California Arts Council Launches New Individual Artist Fellowships Program

Agency returns to individual artist funding for first time in 18 years; grants will support individual artistic practice through unrestricted funding The California Arts Council has announced the opening of a new fellowship program intended to recognize, uplift, and celebrate California artists as part of its 2021 grant opportunities. The Individual Artist Fellowships will support…

GETTY VILLA MUSEUM PRESENTS FEMINIST RETELLING OF PANDORA’S BOX MYTH

Virtual play-reading co-produced with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Pandora Now until March 19, 2021 The Getty Villa Museum presents a FREE virtual play-reading of Pandora, the story of Pandora’s Box by acclaimed playwright Laurel Ollstein, co-produced with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. In Pandora, Ollstein retells the Pandora’s Box myth from a feminist perspective and asks: What if…

Yale University Art Gallery Receives Major Gift from Friday Foundation

Gift honors the lives and legacy of Jane Lang Davis and Richard E. Lang The Yale University Art Gallery has received an extraordinary gift from the Friday Foundation honoring the legacy of late Seattle philanthropists Jane Lang Davis and Richard E. Lang. The Lang collection is one of the most important private collections of 20th-century…