Cashion Cultural Legacy
FOLKLOREADA, free community folk festivals, featuring cultural music and dance performances, food, select artisan vendors, and family activities in the outdoor plaza at the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. The 2022 and 2023 festivals will be recorded and subsequently streamed for the benefit of community members unable to attend in person.
Children’s Musical Theater of San Jose (CMT)
KickstART gives students a fun, interactive, and educational onstage experience in the convenience of their school and alongside their classmates. CMT will partner with Robert Sanders Elementary School to guide their efforts to build a viable free afterschool musical theater program.
Chopsticks Alley Art
Theater for the Vietnamese American Community. Chopsticks Alley Art will commission experienced Vietnamese American theater artist and director Vinh Nguyen to write, produce, and direct a theatrical piece adapting famous and beloved Vietnamese folktales, myths, and legends. The production will be geared towards elementary-school-aged children and their families.
Cinequest Film and Creativity Festival, serving diverse audiences throughout the Bay Area and beyond through live and online programs. Through community partnership and collaboration, Cinequest will expand opportunities for program access to LGBTQ+, Latinx and underserved youth.
City Lights Theater Company and Teatro Visión
City Lights Theater Company and Teatro Visión have entered into a partnership to produce the musical Miss You Like Hell, book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, music by Erin McKeown, and lyrics by Hudes and McKeown. This production will enjoy a two-part performance run: at both CLTC's home venue in downtown San José, followed by a one-week run at the 500-seat Mexican Heritage Plaza theater adjoining San José’s Mayfair neighborhood.
New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU)
Reclamation: Public Art of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, a joint project between NUMU, the Muwekma Ohlone Tribal Council, and San Jose State University, features an art exhibition about Bay Area public art projects of significance to the Tribe. It will amplify the Muwekma Ohlone Tribal Council’s efforts to gain federal recognition through educating our community about their public art initiatives in the Bay Area.
Palo Alto Art Center
Creative Attention: Art and Community Restoration, is a multifaceted project that showcases the transformative power of the arts in our current age of anxiety. Includes a free-admission exhibition, artist residencies, virtual and onsite public programs, art therapy sessions, and a Community Day event with partners including the Mending Collective, artist Kenyatta AC Hinkle, and resident artist Marcel Pardo Ariza.
Red Ladder Theatre Company
Multi-Disciplinary Workshops in the Creative Process for Foster Youth is a series of workshops offered to youth in the foster system that engage and involve both the youth themselves and the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) who serve these youth. Designed by Red Ladder, in collaboration and consultation with Child Advocates Silicon Valley, youth are engaged in the creative process through storytelling, empathy, connection with others, and using their imagination.
San José Chamber Orchestra
Music Housecalls is designed as a series of free string ensemble performances presented to organizations/housing situations where the residents can’t reasonably get out to experience live music in public venues. These are predominantly homeless or disabled populations, ages ranging from children through seniors and include many families.
San Jose Jazz
The expansion of SJZ's existing Progressions Nucleos music education program includes a series of concerts/workshops for students in a variety of environments including in-school performances by touring musicians relevant to the student populations, as well as at least one field trip to see a professional musical production off-campus. Students receive free instruments and free weekly music instruction.
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild
SJMAG will present award-winning Broadway actor Chester Gregory in We All Have A Song to Sing: The Eve of Jackie where he channels the dynamic spirit of Jackie Wilson: “Mr. Excitement,” one of the most influential artists in rock ‘n’ roll history. SJMAG will partner with Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators (SCCABE) and other community groups to bring both the production and lecture-demos with the writer/performer, Chester Gregory to approximately 200 students of color at Mexican Heritage Plaza in East San Jose.
San José Museum of Art
SJMA will re-launch its cross-curricular arts education program, Sowing Creativity, and offer it to elementary school students in Santa Clara County Title I schools for free in 2022-2023. Teaching Artists will work closely with the classroom teacher to create a customized curriculum drawing from a large repository of cross-curricular lessons.
San Jose Taiko
Share the Beat includes acclaimed school assembly programs for Title I schools; TaikoTown virtual education programs with videos and classroom activities; and free hands-on taiko workshops for youth in foster care, in partnership with Kinship, Adoptive, and Foster Parent Association (KAFPA).
School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza
Through participatory workshops and classes, the Arts Education 2022 Summer Camp Program will offer families an opportunity to experience arts engagement together as a means of positively connecting to each other and their community as they continue to face the economic and health challenges of the pandemic.
San Jose Elementary School Outreach Theatre will allow students from six Title 1 elementary schools to create a production of Aladdin Jr. Students will practice after school two days a week for twelve weeks, learning how to perform with sets, costumes, props, body mics, lighting and sound, all culminating in four performances held at the Olinder Community Center Black Box Theatre.
The Audacity Performing Arts Project
Literacy, Art and Technology is a series of weekly one hour classroom visits designed to serve elementary and middle schools in East Side San Jose to build English-language skills for native Spanish speakers. This initial version of the program will focus on a close reading and discussion of Belinda Hernandez Arriaga’s 2020 book, “Love and Monsters in Sofia’s Life.”
The New Ballet
New Ballet Kids and First Step Programs are interrelated dance programs that take students from elementary through high school. New Ballet Kids will bring ballet to local Title 1 elementary schools, providing access and participation to new students. First Step students who show enthusiasm for ballet training are invited to continue their dance education on full scholarship through high school.
Tshaka Campbell and Poetry Center San Jose
Bring the Light is composed of a series of events and initiatives that will work with youth of all ages to be open about their feelings and emotions over the last three years and provide them a vehicle to voice these challenges, triumphs and our loss through poetry. Youth will submit poems to be included in an anthology and featured as public art in collaboration with local libraries, the VTA, and community leaders.