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Quality of Life Grants: 1st Cycle 2009: Actively Achieving

National Institute of Art and Disabilities (NIAD Art Center)
Richmond, CA

This grant will help to fund the purchase of quality art supplies for artists with varying disabilities so that they can continue to create quality art that can be sold. Classes in painting, drawing, fiber arts (which include weaving and quilting), printmaking, ceramics, jewelry design, and sculpture are offered, as well as independent living skills, music instruction and physical fitness. The NAID Art Center has involved the community through a sold-out fashion show of clothing created and modeled by client-artists, and a puppet show written and produced by, and with puppets designed and created by, the Center’s artists. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of programmatic supplies, including framing materials, paints and paper, clay and glazes, inks and rollers for printmaking, and paper, stores and jewelry accoutrements. This grant is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000338).

Visit their website: www.niadart.org

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