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Del Norte, Curry Art Scene: Student Poetry Competition, Grant Opportunities, Classes for Veterans


High school students, including those not enrolled in public school or who are homeschooled, are urged to participate in the Poetry Out Loud competition.

This statewide competition is facilitated locally by the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA). The local champion can advance to the state and national levels.

From DNACA Art Notes for Oct. 16-23:

Poetry Out Loud
Facilitated locally by DNACA, Poetry Out Loud is seeking local students grades 9 - 12, who are currently homeschooled and not enrolled in a public high school, to participate in the program. Poetry Out Loud, presented in partnership with the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, encourages high school students to learn about great poetry— both classic and contemporary—through memorization, performance, and competition. The Del Norte county champion can advance to the Poetry Out Loud state and national finals, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed. For more information on how to participate, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or email office@dnaca.net.

Funds for Artists’ Resilience
The Funds for Artists’ Resilience (FAR) is searching for local artists who are interested in creating new public art works with the theme of “Resilience”. Individual projects will be funded up to $1,000 and collaborations will be funded up to $5,000. The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to Oct. 31. FAR is a collaboration between the Ink People Center for the Arts, Trinity County Arts Council, and DNACA, with funds provided from the Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation. For more information and to apply online or print an application, visit inkpeople.org/far. If you do not have computer or internet, call 707-464-1336 for assistance.

Grant Opportunities for Art, Cultural Organizations
DNACA is awarding more than $12,000 to local art and cultural organizations or groups that serve local communities of color, or whose constituency is mainly communities of color, including black, indigenous, Hispanic, Hmong and others. This funding may be used for general operational support. It is not necessary to use the funding for new projects. This program is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. The application deadline is Oct. 30. For more information, email office@dnaca.net or call 707-464-1336.

Call for Artists
DNACA is seeking artists from Del Norte County and Southern Oregon for their 29th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Artists may submit up to two pieces, and artwork that is juried into the show will be displayed at the Del Norte Courthouse through Jan. 14, 2021. For more information or to obtain a prospectus, email office@dnaca.net or call 707-464-1336.

Beyond Beginning Guitar for Veterans
DNACA presents Guitar Instruction with teaching artist Dale Morgan. In-person "beyond beginners classes" are 4 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept.15-Nov. 3. Classes are at 501 H Street, Crescent City. Parking is available behind the building. Due to gathering size restrictions, nine students are allowed to participate in-person at this time. Social distancing with masks is required. Workshops are free for veterans, active military and their family. Families may participate whether or not the veteran attends. To register or for more information, please call DNACA at 707-464-1336, or email office@dnaca.net.

Poetry Writing for Veterans
DNACA presents “The Art of Poetry and the Poetry of Art” with teaching artist Terri Glass. Learn how poetry and art have influenced each other in various ways. Explore differing forms of poetry, and then write your observations and experiences using these poetic techniques. All levels of writers are welcome. Classes are held in person, Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Sept. 9-Oct. 28. Classes are held at 501 H Street, Crescent City. Please park in the lot behind the building. Due to gathering size restrictions, only nine students are allowed to participate in-person at this time, and social distancing with masks is required. Workshops are free for veterans, active military and their family. Families may participate whether or not the veteran attends. To register and for more information, call DNACA at (707) 464-1336, or email office@dnaca.net.

For community arts calendar listings, visit www.dnaca.net. For inclusion in Arts Scene listings, items should be sent to the DNACA at office@dnaca.net by Tuesday.


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