The city of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture Friday announced $11.4 million in grants to 147 nonprofit organizations for the coming fiscal year.
The commission distributes awards on an annual basis to nonprofits that provide community arts and culture services, including performances, exhibits, parades and festivals.
“The organizations awarded contracts represent the incredible diversity of arts and culture resources we are blessed with in San Diego,” commission chairwoman Janet Poutr said. “From small, all-volunteer organizations producing neighborhood events to internationally known theaters employing hundreds of artists, the arts and culture ecosystem in San Diego is thriving.”
Awards range widely, from $5,000 to several hundred thousand dollars.
Grants benefit a wide variety of institutions, many of which are cornerstones of the local arts community.
The Old Globe Theatre received the largest grant: $491,017.
The San Diego Symphony Orchestra got $490,787, while San Diego Comic- Con was awarded $489,802, the San Diego Natural History Museum was given $426,696 and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center ended up with $352,986.
Funding for the program comes from a portion of the city’s transient occupancy tax, collected from those who stay overnight in hotels, motels and short-term home rentals.
–City News Service
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