NTC Foundation Announces ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station Collaborative Grant Recipients

NTC Foundation is announcing the second round of ARTS DISTRICT Collaborative Grants designed to “welcome the public in,” and invite guests to “reawaken their creativity.”

ARTS DISTRICTS Liberty Station’s tenants were awarded a total of $25,000 for six new projects to advance the work of the tenants, engage the community, and continue the transformation of the ARTS DISTRICT into a thriving arts and culture destination for the region.

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

The grants process is typically awarded annually but as tenants strive for successful post-pandemic reopening, NTC Foundation offered their second round of grants in 2020. This tenant-centric process included tenants developing the criteria for the grant and voting on the projects that were chosen.

“Our Collaborative Grant program gives us the opportunity to celebrate our tenants and their creative ideas,” said Lisa Johnson, President & CEO of NTC Foundation. “We are excited and hopeful for the inspiring ideas offered by the tenants selected for the second round this year.”

The 2020 grant recipients

The following organizations and events were selected for the second-round of 2020 grants:

EVENT: “The Waves of Feminism”

Organization: Women’s Museum of California
Dates:  Murals installed in January 2021
Location: Outside Barracks 16 in ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
Learn More HERE!

The “Waves of Feminism” is a temporary outdoor three-panel mural that will describe and distinguish between different eras and generations of feminism in a way that is educational, enlightening, and engaging. The three-panel mural will feature images of prominent women who contributed to each era’s movement, along with didactic information embedded into the canvasses to provide context. An additional innovation will invite viewers to utilize their smartphones using a QR code or other technology, to connect to segments of audio or video recordings of the women’s speeches archived at the Library of Congress.

The three murals will be installed along the exterior walls of the Museum and will be painted on a vinyl canvas affixed to the wall. This temporary installation will remain in place for no less than six months and no longer than 12 months.

NTC Foundation Announces ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station Collaborative Grant Recipients

EVENT: STREAM/Line: A Virtual Dance Series

Organization: Malashock Dance
Dates: November 6, November 20, and December 4, 2020
Locations: Live streams on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Zoom and MalashockDance.org
Learn More HERE!

Malashock Dance presents STREAM/Line, a five-part series of unique, 30-minute, COVID-safe events, live-streamed from the Malashock Studio Theater. This series features live World Premiere dance performances, open rehearsals where audiences can peer into the creative process in real time, forum discussions that address the current challenges and opportunities in the performing arts and made-for-the-camera dance films.

EVENT: Day of Art

Organization/Artist: San Diego Brain Injury Foundation and Veltz Fine Art
Dates: November 13 and December 11, 2020
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Learn More HERE!

The San Diego Brain Injury Foundation (SDBIF) is collaborating with Veltz Fine Art to produce two virtual Day of Art events for brain injury survivors, an opportunity for brain injury survivors to create art projects in a variety of mediums. Survivors will learn basic art techniques and the event will also provide a positive environment where survivors can connect with peers. Registered participants will receive an art kit in the mail to enable participation and eliminate the need for them to purchase any supplies to participate. Veltz Fine Art and LoveJoy Creations will provide professional art instruction to event participants.

EVENT: Fish Out of Water 2020

Artist: Lauren LeVieux
Dates: November 1 – December 31, 2020
Location: North Promenade, near the fountain
Learn More HERE!

A temporary art installation, Fish Out of Water 2020 is a collaborative art piece only visible when wet. On rainy days the artwork will surprise visitors. On sunny days a little water will reveal the installation.

EVENT: Annual Day of the Dead Commemorative Celebration

Organization: New Americans Museum
Dates: November 2, 2020 at 5 PM
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Learn More HERE!

Presented by New Americans Museum, this year’s Annual Day of the Dead Commemorative Celebration will feature a special multimedia presentation in lieu of a physical altar to respect social distancing measures.

The anticipated Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead experience will honor the 200,000+ lives lost in the U.S. to the coronavirus pandemic with a student-led video/film, accompanying narrative and Zoom discussion with Professor of Anthropology Dr. Jose Guadalupe Flores from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, detailing the symbols and significance of a cultural and pilgrimage practice dating back to precolonial times in Mexico.

EVENT: Together, Liberty: Metamorphosis

Artist: Leslie Pierce
Dates: December 1, 2020 – March 9, 2021
Location: Martha Pace Swift Gallery, Building 201 in ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
Learn More HERE!

“Together, Liberty” will be a wall exhibit and online platform celebrating Metamorphosis, as seen as a butterfly. The butterfly can be interpreted in any way – abstractly or real in images, through the media of dance, jewelry, food, drink, sculpture, ceramics, paintings, architecture, flowers and words, and can be completely conceptual. This project will include a physical exhibit of hanging 8×8” prints at The Martha Pace Swift Gallery each available for viewing online. The online platform will include short “Meet The Residents” videos for participating Liberty Station tenants.

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