Cultural Arts Share Print City of Carson's 2016 - 2017 Cultural Arts Contractors "MY NEIGHBOR SERIES: Capturing the Soul of America's Diverse City" by Alexey Steele "Love Thy Neighbor" is the basic building block in the moral fiber of our society. Statistically, the City of Carson is the 5th most diverse city in the nation with a community most closely reflecting our World. My Neighbor Series captures the soul and essence of the City of Carson through a collection of portrayals of neighbors. Website: http://www.alexeysteele.com/ Monteclaro Cultural & Community Medicine Foundation Monteclaro Cultural &s; Community Medicine Foundation (MCCMF) organizes grassroots efforts to provide community-centered services, events, and programs that not only develop our youth and celebrate our diverse cultures, but also strengthen our community's health and wellness. MCCMF offers cultural music lessons, youth gardening, kids in media arts, culinary lessons for parents, hug a bully campaign, serving the homeless, and more. Website: http://www.mccmf.com/ Sophisticated Dance Sophisticated Dance was created 16 years ago for the youth of our community. Our mission is to foster the growth of new artists, invest in established artists, and expand access to the arts. Each year, our students are allowed to showcase their accomplishments in our annual dance recital. Sophisticated Dance is a family-oriented business. We take pride in knowing we are part of the village it takes to help raise the children of this community. SD is making a difference inside and out! Website: http://www.sophisticateddance.org/aboutus.htm CSUDH Department of Theatre and Dance The CSUDH Department of Theatre and Dance welcomes the chance to partner with City of Carson in producing a major musical in Fall 2016. Hairspray, a high school themed show rich with 60s styled dance and Rhythm and Blues music, directed by Bill DeLuca, with Musical Direction by Jared Scott and Choreography by Amy Allen, fits the diversity of our campus, and offers a historical look back at the civil rights movement. There will be seven performances at the University Theatre in the first three weeks of November, and a limited number of free tickets will be offered to City of Carson residents. Website: http://www4.csudh.edu/theatre-arts/ Mariachi Academy of Carson (MAC) The MAC is a program of the Asociación Cultural de South Bay of Greater Los Angeles (ACSB). The MAC has been providing services since 2000. Its mission has been to foster opportunities that allow children and youth to develop a strong personal identity through music. The Academy operates on an eleven-month cycle. The cycle begins in August and runs through June. Classes are offered on Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Carson Community Center. Our curriculum is not limited by the age of students or skill level. Come join us! Website: https://mariachiacademy.wordpress.com/ Rockin' Blues Entertainment Rockin' Blues Entertainment was founded in 1990 as part of a Karaoke and entertainment business. Donaldo Reed is the founder and owner, along with wife Norma and many friends. Donaldo has entertained the South Bay area for about 25 years and has been a resident of Carson for 30 years. Donaldo and Norma are very active in the community. The International Printing Museum Thanks to a generous grant from the City of Carson, the Museum on Wheels brings the best of the Printing Museum's educational programs to Carson area schools. The tour begins at our traveling colonial printing shop where the guide, with help from the students, hand-sets metal type, covers the long history of books, and demonstrates printing and bookbinding. During the second half of the presentation, the inventive Dr. Franklin presents the story of his life, introducing students to his many inventions and discoveries like his static electrical generator, which he demonstrates. Franklin aims to ignite young minds with the wonders of science and invention. Website: printmuseum.org CULTURAL ARTS CONTRACT FUNDING PROGRAM YEAR 2016/17 Applications for Cultural Arts Funding ended on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The City of Carson values the services of the community-based arts and cultural organizations and the artists whose work enriches our community. The City Council has allocated funding for these skills to be taught to or performed for Carson residents. The purpose of this funding is to support art and cultural programs or events with broad community impact. For any questions on the RFP or on eligible activies, please contact Dani Cook, Senior Services Coordinator, at (310) 835-0212 x 1480.