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Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund announces new awards

Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund announces new awards
UC Berkeley NewsCenter
31 May 2013
Ph: Kala Institute

The Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund (CCPF) today announced this year’s (2013-14) award recipients for projects focused on education, arts, math and sciences.  Now in its seventh year, the fund will award a total of $252,000 to 11 partnerships, selected from a pool of 66 proposals, between local community members and UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff.

One of the projects receiving a grant is Print Public, a  new creative place-making project partnering UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design’s Department of City & Regional Planning, UC Transportation Center, Kala Art Institute and local businesses to create art installations, pop-up projects, print kiosks, and innovative acts of culture to activate San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley. The grant will fund the attendance of two artists to the [IN]CITY program this summer, as well as two more the following year. As public art moves from isolated sculpture in the square, to intervention, to participation, and integration, Kala, in collaboration with UC students and faculty with urban planning and design expertise, is well situated to work with artists and the community on neighborhood revitalization, infusing abandoned sites with creative voices, opening dialogues, encouraging positive change and stimulating economic growth.

“We are thrilled to be launching a new creative place-making project, Print Public, a two-year pilot project creating an arts-integrated approach to urban planning and community activation along the San Pablo corridor in West Berkeley,” said Archana Horsting, Kala Art Institute executive director. “Stay tuned for innovative cross-disciplinary art projects that push the boundaries of print media in public space.”

More information on the 2013-14 community partnership grant recipients is available as a PDF.

UC Berkeley created the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund to strengthen the university’s support of the  Berkeley community. Grants are awarded in two categories: community service programs that enhance the economic, social or cultural well-being of Berkeley residents; and neighborhood-improvement projects that enhance the physical environment of the city’s neighborhoods.