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For more than 60 years many, many people have put their hearts and hands into keeping MCAA rolling along. However, no one has expressed a willingness to help out with several functions/ positions publicized for quite some time. We know people are very busy these days.
The Board will need to meet to consider if MCAA can continue to do the many things we try to do for the Members. Without more committed help, we will need to determine whether MCAA can be “reshaped” so that the organization can remain sustainable.
If you have thoughts on how MCAA might conserve energy, streamline, or otherwise “reshape” itself, please e-mail Diana Steele at or call 707-743-2256 to discuss your ideas.
MCAA’s next "Meet the Artist" is the fourth lecture in this premier series, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Grace Hudson Museum. The featured artist is Elizabeth Ross and the theme is "Printmaking." This event is free for members and the public.
...has shared some resources that may be helpful to artists now and in the future:
The Community Foundation of Mendocino County supports relief efforts at NCO, Inc. and NCO may be able to link you to local resources.
The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) has emergency relief grants and interest-free loans available for eligible artists working in craft disciplines. Guidelines and eligibility are available on the CERF+ website. The application process is quick and easy, with a rapid response of 2 weeks to give artists the help they need as soon as possible.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation's Emergency Grant Program is available for painters and sculptors who have suffered physical losses due to a natural disaster that relate to their artistic practice. Click here to learn more.
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. A directory of resources for musicians and other artists is available on the MusiCares website.
Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts
Steve Eberhardt, Project Coordinator
Performing Arts Readiness project