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Grand Theatre Center for the Arts receives Creative Work Fund 2012 Media Arts Grant

Inhabit Your City: Voices of Tracy. A community-based documentary project with Anne M. Klint, Artist-In-Residence

Posted: Oct 3, 2012

The City of Tracy, Cultural Arts Division is pleased to announce a $31,591 grant award to the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts from The Creative Work Fund/ArtPlace for a media arts collaborative project entitled, Inhabit Your City: Voices of Tracy. This community-based, documentary project with Oakland (previously of Tracy) Artist, Anne M. Klint includes a month-long residency in October and featured exhibition in the summer of 2013 at the Grand.

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts is the first organization in San Joaquin County to receive this prestigious grant funding. This project is made possible in part by a grant from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund supported by the generous grants from ArtPlace, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and The James Irvine Foundation.
 
Inhabit Your City: Voices of Tracy is designed to investigate Tracyites quality of life, including the recent historic housing market crash, economic depression and development. Community interviews and feedback will be incorporated into feature events, video, publications and photographs.
 
During the month of October, Anne M. Klint will be the Artist-In-Residence utilizing the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts as a home base for her community outreach. Ms. Klint will travel throughout Tracy speaking with and interviewing citizens willing to contribute to the project. Next summer, the project will culminate in a feature exhibition in the Grand Galleries and with a project catalog, which will document findings and contributors.
 
Anne states, I want to hear how the 2008 housing market crash and the subsequent economic depression has affected you, your family and your community.  Please consider being a part of the voices heard in my investigation of the impact of these historic events. I am seeking video interviews, writing, home movies, photographs, poetry, recollections and more relating to the struggles of our times.”
 
Tracy citizens who are interested in participating in the project or need additional information can contact Anne Klint via email at inhabityourcity@gmail.com or by telephone at (415) 269-0047. Additionally, information can be found at www.anneklint.com/inhabit.
 
About the Exhibitions Program and the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
 
The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts is a unique interdisciplinary arts center offering professional and community-based fine arts programming through arts education, exhibitions, and performances of all kinds. The Center, owned and operated by the City of Tracy, has averaged over 44,000 visitors per year since opening in the 2007. The Grand Foundation is a private 501.C3 fundraising and community partner of the facility.
 
The Exhibitions Program offers combinations of professionally produced exhibitions and visual arts-based events featuring local, regional, national, and international artists, as well as arts educators and organizations in all disciplines and genres.  Often events are presented in collaboration with the Arts Education and Presenting Programs to develop educational and interactive components such as demonstrations, gallery talks, receptions, residencies, and workshops. Exhibitions are displayed in the Grand Galleries across the historic storefronts on Central Avenue and throughout public spaces in the Center. As the Galleries are part of a larger interdisciplinary arts center fostering community involvement and life-long learning, products incorporating arts education and art making are encouraged.
 
Free parking is available on nearby streets and public lots at 6th Street and Central Avenue. Patron drop-off and pick-up is conveniently available at the loading zone on Central Avenue. Tours are available. Private Gallery Talks can be arranged.  
The Center is accessible to persons with disabilities. All patrons are asked to call ahead to address special requests and needs at (209) 831-6TKT (6858).
 
Public hours for the Grand Galleries are Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and one hour prior to all performances on the Grand Theatre stages. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
 

To arrange a facility tour, visit online at www.atthegrand.org, or call Patron Services at the Leona Darr Willis Box Office at 209.831.6TKT (6858).

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