The City of San Bernardino Fine Arts Commission grants will be made available to qualifying non-profit arts organizations, Parks and Recreation community centers, and classroom teachers within the City of San Bernardino for the enhancement and support of city-wide art and cultural programs of benefit and interest to a broad segment of our population.

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UCR Call for Art

November 26, 2015
Published in Call For Art/Artists

We are soliciting applications for submissions of art for these one-day long exhibitions developed in collaboration with branches of the Riverside Public Library on March 5 (Arlanza), April 16 (La Sierra) and May 21 (Casa Blanca). These exhibitions will be held outdoors. The exhibition space will be formed by a set of modular, lightweight, temporary structure with a maximum height of 6’5’”. Artworks should be lightweight, easily hung, mounted or pinned to a “clothesline” structure like the one pictured in the sketches in this article by ND architecture. Work should be appropriate for outdoor viewing by people of all ages.

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Poetry Out Loud - Get Involved!

September 29, 2015
Published in Opportunities

About Poetry Out Loud

If you are interested in participating in the official Poetry Out Loud Contest, please contact your
state arts agency.

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with U.S. state arts agencies to support Poetry Out Loud, a contest that encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.

After successful pilot programs in Washington, DC, and Chicago, Poetry Out Loud was launched in high schools nationwide in the spring of 2006 and has grown to involve millions of students across the country. 

Contest Structure and Awards

Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure that starts at the classroom level. Winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to a regional and/or state competition, and ultimately to the National Finals. 

Each winner at the state level receives $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip with an adult chaperone to Washington to compete for the national championship. The state winner's school receives a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. The first runner-up in each state receives $100, with $200 for his or her school library. A total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends is awarded annually at the National Finals.

Awards are made in the form of lump sum cash payouts, reportable to the IRS. Tax liabilities are the sole responsibility of the winners and their families.

Program Materials and Schedule

Poetry Out Loud curriculum materials include the online poetry anthology, a comprehensive teacher’s guide, videos of student performances, lesson plans, and promotional and media guides. Hard copies of  materials are free for teachers participating in the official program. 

While teachers, students, and poetry lovers everywhere can use this website and its free materials to organize their own contests, the official contest is limited to the programs run by each state's arts agency. If you are interested in participating in the official program, please contact your state arts agency.

Materials are sent to high schools beginning in August, and the program is run through early winter. (Poetry Out Loud does not require full class periods and can be completed in 2-3 weeks.) States hold their competitions by mid-March. Following the state finals, the National Finals will be held in Washington, DC, May 2-4, 2016.


The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $5 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It has embarked on an ambitious plan to bring the best poetry before the largest possible audiences.



Due to venue scheduling issues, we have had to move the dates for State Finals Competition in Sacramento: February 28th and 29th

This means that we have to move up our deadline date for County Competitions. Immediately following your County Competitions, PLEASE do everything possible to have your competition and all finalists' paper work submitted before February 7th. This includes three poem selections and photo /video release information. We will be on a very short timeline to create State Finals materials, plan the event and to make sure that finalists and their chaperones have travel arranged. 

The 2015-16 CA POL Teacher and School Registration Form is now live! We've simplified it based on your feedback from last year. 

As a reminder, this form should be completed once by the designated Lead Teacher for each school, and after consultation with County Coordinators to determine the best School Finals Competition date. 

Completion of this form is required for participation in the official Poetry Out Loud program, and must be submitted by the end of December 2015. 

For more information, please visit:

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Friday and Saturday, September 11-12, 2015

Performances take place between November 28 – December 20, 2015 at four theaters – Arcadia Performing Arts Center, Bridges Auditorium in Claremont, Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, and Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga.

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Submission Guidelines

The title of the show is Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit 2015, A Non-Traditional Experience. All forms ofartistic expression will be considered for the show regardless of subject matter or ethnic background. All artists are encouraged to apply. Please submit completed application accompanied by photos of proposed artwork no later than August 16, 2015.

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This position is a Chaffey College Short-Term Worker 6: $13/hr.  This position is a Short-Term position for one year maximum without the possibility to repeat (September – June 30).


Chaffey College invites applications for a Short-Term Hourly Gallery Assistant to work at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga.  This position will assist with museum customer service, security and general operations.  The employee will often be asked to operate without direct supervision.  This position is primarily a Saturday only position.  Additional irregular shifts may become available to assist with exhibition installations and de-installations as needed.  This position will require a limited paid introductory period sometime during the weekday museum office hours to familiarize with the institution, job duties and expectations.  

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The Community Foundation's

2015 Arts Regranting Program is now accepting applications

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Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

July 3, 2015
Published in Workshops

Chinese Calligraphy workshop for Teens & Adults Tues July 14, 2015


Feldheym Library

555 W 6th St

San Bernardino, CA


(909) 381-8201


Kellogg Rooms

3:00 p.m.




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advoCATs is a gallery event where contributing artists will donate pieces of their own original artwork and assist in raising funds for our cause via silent auction. The funds raised will help SOXrescue in obtaining much needed Vaccinations, Medical treatment, Food & Litter, and Neuter/Spaying for the current and future rescues within the organization. The show will take place at SPACE Gallery in Pomona, CA (Official date is TBA).

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The Garcia Center for the Arts
536 W. 11th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Tel: 909.381.1900

mailing address:

5500 University Parkway
Visual Arts Building, Rm. 308
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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