The California Arts Council announced two grant awards to the City of Temecula’s Community Services Department: Veterans in the Arts in the amount of $4,360 and Youth Arts Action in the amount of $4,800.
Veterans in the Arts (VIA) addresses the needs and improves the lives of California’s veterans by increasing equity, access, and opportunities for veterans to participate in quality arts programming that is sensitive and responsive to their unique experiences. VIA provides project support for nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, and veteran’s assistance agencies to reach veterans and their families.
With support of the California Arts Council, the Temecula Valley Museum will record the personal histories of Temecula’s Veterans to preserve for present day audiences and share with future generations. This Oral History Project, featuring Veterans from the Korean War and Vietnam War, is a sequel to Temecula’s award-winning, original documentary World War II Remembrances ─ Temecula Valley Veterans produced in 2014. The fully-produced film will be used for educational engagement and as an invaluable historical resource.
“The California Arts Council made its largest investment in Arts and Culture in nearly two decades,” claimed Temecula’s Mayor Pro Tem and TCSD President Stew Stewart. “These grants will help support a wide variety of arts programs and artists that in turn strengthen our creative economy which is beneficial for our citizens, visitors, and the City of Temecula.”