Margaret Clark Art Grants

Every year, the MCAEEF (Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund) Committee awards grants of up to $2000 to non-profit organizations and schools to support art education activities, as described below:

ART IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROJECT:  MCAEEF awards grants for art-related programs and projects to be used in the classroom, grades K-12, in the Redlands Unified School District. Grade levels considered and amounts for grants may vary from year to year.  MCAEEF has funded successful after-school programs in elementary schools throughout the district as well as community youth arts programs.

SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND GRANTS TO AREA HIGH SCHOOL ART STUDENTSThe Redlands area high school art teachers determine the recipients of various scholarships and awards given by RAA to outstanding  art students each school year (e.g.  Chepulechi).  “Art is cool.”

GRANTS  TO INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS:  MCAEEF may award grants to an individual or group who proposes an activity, series of activities or projects that will support and enrich the art education of area students.  Proposed projects must align with the overall RAA Art Education Program goals.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN REDLANDS ART  ASSOCIATION CLASSES:  MCAEEF provides scholarships to individuals enrolled in classes offered at the RAA gallery.  The Redlands Art Association Adult and Youth Education committee handles all scholarship requests and disbursements.

GRANTS FOR RAA PROJECTS:  The MCAEEF committee may approve and fund additional art education projects and supplies in support of RAA Art Education Programs.

 The best time to apply is the beginning of the school year when funds are being allocated for the school year.  Questions may be directed to Redlands Art Association.

Downloadable PDF Applications

MCAEEF Grant Application form

MCAEEF End of Project Report

Proceeds from the Classic Movie Series funds these programs, along with community donations (c/o Redlands Art Association).

Programs & Workshops

PROGRAMS

Redlands Art Association puts on a Program on the 4th Tuesday of the month September through May. We bring you educational lectures, fun artsy topics, instructional demonstrations.

The 2021/2022 series has finished... now we're looking for new subjects for the next series.

Please call the Gallery with your suggestions! Call 909-792-8435. Thank you.

PROGRAM 5-24-22. Nelda Stuck – quilter

    Redlands quilter Nelda Stuck will present the Redlands Art Association's program Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at the gallery at 215 East State Street. The public is invited. No charge.

    Stuck, co-founder of the Redlands Historical Museum Association, has specialized over the past 40 years in quilts depicting Redlands, and will be emphasizing artistic choices when designing quilts. All her quilts are hand-pieced and most are hand-quilted. Her two favorite quilts depict a bookcase with shelves filled with Redlands-titled books, and her "Those Who Made a Difference in Redlands" quilt of 218 signatures gathered in 1995 (historically important now that more than 90 of the signers are deceased) each having written how they wanted to be remembered in one hundred years. She says, “One quilt I made for my husband, Monte, showing his military career and medals (and they are colorful!)  Probably the most artistic of any of my quilts -- made completely of leftovers (and titled that). Turned out to be a challenge and fun, and based on Monte's layout-design.”

       She received her bachelor's degree in journalism in 1959 and her masters in radio and television news in 1969 from Michigan State University at East Lansing and worked 22 years as Community and the Arts editor for the Redlands Daily Facts, retiring in 2002. Nelda and Monte, RAA members for more than 40 years, recently published the Redlands photo book titled, "Redlands Movers and Shakers, Centennial to Millennium, 1980 to 2002," with proceeds going to the Museum of Redlands.

PROGRAM Tues 4-26-22 Cultural Arts Commission updates

PROGRAM  Tues, April 26.  7 – 9 pm. RAA Gallery at 215 E. State St, downtown. No charge, public welcome.

  Art in Public Places: "Interiorem Pulchritudinem" (Latin for Inner Beauty). Installed on the corner of Vine & Cajon Streets, Civic Center side.
 CONVERSATION WITH DENNIS CHRISTENSEN, one of the Commissioners of the City of Redlands Cultural Arts Commission.

Heard of Art In Public Places?  Redlands Art Association is presenting Dennis Christensen to address that question at their Program on Tuesday, April 26, 7 PM at their downtown Gallery & Art Center, 215 E. State St., downtown, Redlands. Public welcome – no charge.

Christensen will talk about the Art In Public Places placed throughout the city, how it’s chosen, and who pays for it. He’ll also tell us about the status of the city’s Art and Culture Master Plan, and the newly adopted City Strategic Plan. His program will include a question and answer session.

THIS IS IMPORTANT TO ALL THE ARTS IN REDLANDS

Tues, April 26, 2022.  7 – 9 pm  No charge, public welcome.
RAA Gallery at 215 E. State St, downtown, Redlands