Fall 2015 Grantees
- About Productions-Young Theatre Works Chicano Legacy Project: For a two-year program that includes a 20-session school residency at El Pueblo Continuation High School. Includes staged student readings and a full production premiere showcase free and low-cost to the general public.
- Brown Fist Productions: For the production and staging of “Eastside Heartbeats,” a new play about Mexican American rock and roll musicians of the 1960’s. Inspired by the summer of 1965 when four young men from East Los Angeles brought honor and joy to their community by opening for the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl. Now playing at Casa 0101.
- Center for the Arts Eagle Rock: To expand its “Noches de Trova” program featuring multidisciplinary artists, educational workshops, and a performance as part of the Eagle Rock Music Festival.
- Los Angeles Theatre Academy: To stage “Cri-Cri the Musical” production at various venues. Rehearsals function as workshops, with children learning about their characters through research and songs and participating in acting, singing, dancing and theatrical production from audition to performance while learning and practicing Spanish.
- Wayne Healy: To engage youth and seniors in the mural-making process, and reinstate/extend the 1988 mural “Trucha! Vital Decisions Ahead.” The mural was created in collaboration with the community on the exterior of the Lincoln Heights Recreation Center.
- Los Angeles Music and Art School: To increase student participation for ongoing weekly tuition-free programs at the organization’s arts training center established in 1945. Tuition-free programs include the Junior and Youth Orchestras, Music Outreach Partnership Program and Student Choir.
- Loyola Marymount University – “Variedades” Olvera Street Project: For a new musical theater performance narrating chapters of LA history before a live audience and filmed for broadcast by KCET-TV. Includes interactive technology allowing for feedback and conversation in online forums. El Pueblo, LA Plaza, Olvera Street Merchants Association and Chinese American Museum are participating partners.
- Mariachi Heritage Society-Mariachi National’s Institute: To expand the Second Annual Mariachi National’s Institute in Los Angeles – Music education summer program 2016, including five days of rigorous instruction in mariachi music, performance opportunities for students; and panel discussions on mariachi heritage topics with experts in the field and attendance to a professional concert performance by Mariachi Sol de Mexico. Program culminates with grand finale performance by students.
- UNAM LA -Hola Mexico Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today Project: To develop and implement intensive filmmaking seminar (hands on training workshops) during Hola Mexico Film Festival. New program exposes youth to filmmaking directly by experts in the Hollywood and Mexican film industries, and offers links to film industry job/school resources.
Please look out for further details regarding the EAI’s next funding cycle on our grants page.