The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts At the Osher Marin JCC is One of 886 Nonprofit Organizations Nationwide to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant.

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The Kanbar Center is the Performing Arts Department within the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael

Providing opportunities for people of all ages to participate in the arts.

San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014

The announcement from the National Endowment for the Arts to support programming for The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts coincides perfectly with The Kanbar Center’s announcement of the 2014 Summer Nights Series, which will include five consecutive Saturday evenings of live music, food from local restaurants, children’s activities provided by local non-profits, pre-event dance instructions, and evenings with friends and family at affordable prices beginning Saturday July 12. We encourage families to embrace live music together as the series tickets are not necessary for children 17 and under. Additionally, hundreds of free outreach tickets are made available through partnering non-profits and local schools. The series is free for children 17 and under, encouraging families to embrace live music together and offers hundreds of free outreach tickets through partnering local non-profits and schools.

NEA Acting Chairman Shigekawa said, “The NEA is pleased to announce that The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is recommended for an NEA Art Works grant. These NEA-supported projects will not only have a positive impact on local economies, but will also provide opportunities for people of all ages to participate in the arts, help our communities to become more vibrant, and support our nation’s artists as they contribute to our cultural landscape.”

Linda Bolt, Director of the Kanbar Center stated, “We are so honored for this support and recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Art Works grant supports and embraces exactly what the Kanbar Center strives to achieve with every one of our events and will help us to continue and enhance our work.”

Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and enhancement of the livability of communities through the arts. The NEA received 1515 eligible applications under the Art Works category, requesting more than $76 million in funding. Of those applications, 886 are recommended for grants for a total of $25.8 million.

For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at arts.gov.

The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is the Performing Arts Department within the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, California. For over 20 years we have spread the power of music, voice, humor, taste, culture, movement and words throughout the community by presenting classical music, club style dancing events, comedy, musical concerts, theater and performance in the grand Hoytt Theater, lectures, chats and demonstrations in the Kurland lounge and great world music & dancing for all ages outdoors under summer skies on Swig Field. All are welcome; no membership is required to attend. The Center is centrally located in Marin County and just 1/4 miles east off Hwy 101.

Summer Nights at the Osher Marin JCC
The Summer Nights at the Osher Marin JCC was awarded the highest honor, the Zahav Award, for “Programmatic Excellence and User Engagement,” from the 2014 JCC’s of North America Biennial Excellence Awards. Awarded for “truly outstanding, visionary initiatives with maximum impact or potential for change,” the 2014 Summer Nights Series will continue to offer original music from different cultures and opportunities for audience engagement, from ages 2 to 102.
July 12 – African Night with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
July 19 – Hawaiian Night - HAPA
July 26 – Gypsy Rock Night – San Francisco’s own Diego’s Umbrella
August 2 – Country Western/Americana- The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit
August 9 – Indie Rock from Blame Sally