October 3, 2002
Janine Marnien Several area arts organizations are a little richer, thanks to awards from the California Arts Council. The council dispersed a total of $4 million in funds to 664 nonprofit organizations statewide, including The Alex Theatre and Pacific Serenades of Glendale and Robey Theatre Company and The Victory Theatre in Burbank. The news came as a surprise to several of the local recipients. "We're particularly grateful because of the huge cut," said Mark Carlson, artistic director at Pacific Serenade, a $4,000 recipient.
April 16, 2001
Joyce Rudolph NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- A free grant workshop will be held in Glendale for arts organizations interested in submitting applications to the National Endowment for the Arts. The workshop is at 1 p.m. Monday, April 23, at The Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. Reservation deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. For reservations, call Eve Rappoport, Glendale arts and culture program supervisor, at 548-2780 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
April 28, 2004
I would like to provide some information as a follow-up to your editorial "Symphony deserves city's grant money," April 3-4. My goal is to clarify the points made in the editorial and correct any misconceptions created. The Glendale Symphony and many other arts organizations in Glendale do deserve grant assistance through the program overseen by the Arts and Culture Commission. However, the editorial statement that the Glendale Symphony received no funds from the city is incorrect for the 2002-03 year.
November 24, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- The Legislature's Joint Committee on the Arts, led by its chairman, state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale), will host a public hearing Dec. 3 at Burbank City Hall. The hearing, "The Arts Advantage to California in the Changing World," will be hosted with the help of the California Arts Council. The forum will feature a number of speakers discussing arts and culture, arts education and funding and the role of arts in the tourism industry and foreign businesses.
August 30, 2002
Karen S. Kim The City Council's decision to fund certain arts organizations at the expense of others has sparked some grumblings of discontent. The council Tuesday doled out $57,100 to nine community organizations and individuals who put in requests for funding. Last-minute allocations of $5,000 each to the city's chess club and Glendale Junior Chamber of Commerce for the Days of Verdugo Parade left some members of other publicly funded arts organizations feeling a little shortchanged.
January 31, 2008
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — More than 30 representatives from local arts organizations met Thursday night to discuss the future of art and culture in Glendale and how the newly formed Glendale Arts Alliance and the city’s Arts and Culture Commission can support local efforts to market and promote the area’s arts scene. The meeting was a chance for residents who have an interest in Glendale’s arts community to voice their concerns, said Ted Osborn, chairman of the Alex Theatre Board.
April 13, 2004
I am concerned about the misconception of Councilman Bob Yousefian and subsequent reporting by the News-Press that the Arts Commission has not raised any funding. In fact, the Arts Commission raised a total of $191,489 in the past two years ($106,703 in fiscal year 2002 and an additional $84,786 in fiscal year 2003) to support arts programs within Glendale Unified. It is true that the Arts Commission does not raise money to support itself, but then neither does any other regular city commission.
June 9, 2007
GLENDALE — Some outstanding community artists and art supporters will be honored tonight for their contributions to the community at the city's annual Diamond Awards for Achievement in the Arts. In its second year, the awards ceremony serves to recognize those individuals or groups that have worked to make the arts more prominent in the city. "It's an annual event where the [city's] Arts and Culture Commission recognizes artists, arts organizations and community partners that have made substantial contributions to cultural life of the community," Commissioner Eve Rappaport said.
February 9, 2009
Arts are essential part of Glendale In these difficult economic times, it is easy for a city to divert its focus from arts endeavors for what may be perceived as more critical community needs. Fortunately, a renewed debate has begun on the subject of arts and culture and the role they should play in our community (“Council to mull arts candidates,” Jan. 19). Glendale Arts applauds this discussion, and we enthusiastically support an ongoing dialogue that includes arts organizations, public and private partners, community leaders and residents.
December 27, 2012
Arts events have boosted the popularity and economic prowess of cities like Pasadena and Santa Monica, and Glendale wants a piece of the action. For the first time in more than two decades, Glendale officials have begun mapping out a five-year arts and culture plan in order to shape the city into a regional draw. “When someone says Santa Monica, they automatically think of that city as an arts and culture destination,” said Annette Vartanian, a program supervisor for the Library, Arts & Culture Department.