Applications for two art grant opportunities in Chula Vista are now being accepted. The Performing and Visual Arts Grant is open for applications from individuals or groups. Projects eligible for the grants include dance performances, media arts, theater, musical performance, photography, or folk arts. The deadline to apply is February 17, 2012.

Nominations for three categories of the Gayle McCandliss Awards are also being accepted. Given annually to adults, graduating seniors and community organizations that have supported the arts in Chula Vista, the fund is named after former Mayor Gayle McCandliss, who was a strong supporter of the arts.

The “Rising Star” award is open to high school seniors – and for the first time also to juniors – nominated by their teachers for demonstrating artistic promise. Student winners receive a monetary award. The “Bravo Award” provides the opportunity to recognize individuals whose artistic contributions or service to Chula Vista’s arts world have been outstanding. The “Literary Award” recognizes those whose words have helped build community understanding, appreciation and pride in the literary arts. Nominations for any of the Gayle McCandliss awards should be submitted by April 2, 2012.

More information and application forms for all grants are available at

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