MOCA Receives Grant

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June 26, 2018
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Awarded
California Arts Council Grant
State funds support attendance at performances and exhibitions for students with limited access
[NOVATO, CA] – The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $7,560 to MarinMOCA as part of its Arts Education: Exposure program. As a segment of the California Arts Council Arts Education grant opportunities, “Exposure” grants support attendance at performances and exhibitions for students who may otherwise have limited access to these experiences. The impact of student attendance at these events is complemented by pre- and post-attendance activities.
The grant will support MarinMOCA’s Novato Public Schools 4th Grade Art Enrichment Program.
The purpose of MarinMOCA’s program is to enhance the art curriculum for fourth graders in Novato public schools. 46% of Novato’s students are ethnically diverse.
MarinMOCA provides a multi-touch program where professional art teachers provide an in-class workshop. The following week, students are bused to MarinMOCA for a field trip. At the museum, the students receive a docent-led tour, while learning museum etiquette and art appreciation. They visit artist studios to meet the artists and observe  demonstrations, then they complete their art project in MarinMOCA’s classroom.
All field trip transportation, the gallery tour, and the classroom instruction and supplies are provided by MarinMOCA. Launched in 2018, the program will continue during the 2019 school year.
“MarinMOCA is honored to be one of only three Marin organizations to be awarded a CAC grant this year. This support ensures our ability to provide the art instruction and experiences that nurture our students’ creativity and skills.”
Kerry Mazzoni, MarinMOCA Board Member

 “Studies have shown that projects like MarinMOCA’s 4th Grade Art Enrichment Program, that offer real-world, authentic interaction with the arts, have a rewarding effect on learning ability,” said Nashormeh Lindo, California Arts Council Chair. “These early life experiences can spark interests, provoke thought, and build a student’s capacity for success. The path of what’s possible is widened by every opportunity to step outside the familiar.”
To view a complete listing of all Arts Education Exposure grantees, visit
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is a vibrant arts center located at Hamilton Field. We offer free contemporary art exhibitions that showcase local, national, and international artists. The museum has a main gallery as well as the Ron Collins lobby gallery, a museum store, an education program, and artist studios. Over 55 artists have working studios in four buildings that provide an atmosphere of creative energy in which contemporary art flourishes.
The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. The Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California's diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing effective and relevant programs and services.
Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Nashormeh Lindo, Vice Chair Larry Baza, Phoebe Beasley, Christopher Coppola, Juan Devis, Kathleen Gallegos, Jaime Galli, Donn K. Harris, Louise McGuinness, Steven Oliver, and Rosalind Wyman. Learn more at
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Susan Sharman
Marketing & Development Associate
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949
(415) 506-0137 X3