The World Beat Cultural Center will host the traveling exhibition “Pathways to Freedom: Maroon Societies in the Americas.” In collaboration with the exhibit developer, the project team will expand the exhibition to include the history of the underground railroad pathway to freedom between California...
The Museum of the African Diaspora will expand its Emerging Artists Program, a competition to identify emerging Black artists for solo exhibitions. Each year of the two-year project, museum staff will work with a jury of experts to identify four fellows to receive financial and professional support...
The Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum will build organizational capacity to support an expanded resource and media center by providing professional development training for museum staff, artists, facilitators, and volunteers. Professional development programs will focus on areas of digital...
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians will continue an ongoing project to develop a cultural center and museum that will serve as a place where its members can come together to practice, celebrate, and pass on their cultural heritage. The Tribe will select and hire a consultant to develop a...
The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians will organize the archeological collections housed at the Upusani Cultural Center to aid in the curation and exhibition of collections. They will hire a collections specialist to help process, catalog, and preserve the archeological collection under the...
The Wiyot Tribe will develop maps of the place names of ancestral territory in the native Wiyot language of Soulatluk. Utilizing mapping and analytics software, a public-facing map will contain place names and locations that are not culturally sensitive, while a separate Tribal-use version will...
Since receiving a 2019 IMLS grant, the project staff at the museum has been working to create and maintain hundreds of digital assets focusing on their permanent collection of artworks by women artists in California.
The Blue Lake Rancheria Sylvia Daniels Memorial Library in California will expand its programming to bring culture, innovation, and learning opportunities to the rural areas of Humboldt County. COVID-19 highlighted challenges around the lack of technological infrastructure and readiness for virtual...
The Sonoma County Library in Rohnert Park, California, will distribute mobile pop-up network kits to 12 library branches for community outreach programs. Each kit will provide digital access for up to 100 people simultaneously. The library will offer programs in English and Spanish and focus on...
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, a museum and cultural center in Los Angeles, will continue to create and deliver high-quality educational and experiential programs and exhibitions to strengthen its outreach to underserved communities and help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The center will...