L.M. Bogad Receives Grant from Creative Work Fund
Professor L.M. Bogad has been awarded a grant from the Creative Work Fund. The grants are given to Greater Bay Area artists collaborating with nonprofit organizations to develop new works of theater, traditional art, dance, poetry, arts activism and more.
For his grant, performance artist Bogad is collaborating with North Bay Jobs with Justice to create Sinfonía de la Justicia/A Symphony of Justice, which will engage indigenous farmworkers in Sonoma County in composing and performing trilingual monologues, Oaxacan/Zapotec music, and digital looping “economusic,” all based on the economic data of their lives and working conditions.
The Creative Work Fund was initiated in 1994 by four Bay Area foundations that wanted to contribute to the creation of new artworks and support local artists. It is now a program of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund that also is supported by generous grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Creative Work Fund grants celebrate the role of artists as problem-solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities.