Chico arts infusion

Projects buoyed by city grants

Nearly a dozen local arts and culture organizations have received a financial boost, according to City Clerk Debbie Presson.

The following organizations collectively took home $25,056—or 1 percent—of the city’s transient occupancy tax, for 2017-18: 1078 Gallery ($2,000 for a Brontez Purnell performance); Blue Room Theatre ($2,255 for lighting equipment); Chico Art Center ($1,300 for a 3-D printing/virtual technology space); Children’s Choir of Chico ($2,010 for a ukulele instruction program); Chico Theater Company ($2,800 for lighting equipment); Friends of Chico Community Ballet ($2,800 for Cinderella, a Magical Ballet); Inspire School of Arts and Sciences ($2,491 for traveling arts events); Museum of Northern California Art ($2,800 for a commissioned sign/art piece); North State Symphony ($1,000 to start its Explore Music program); Slow Theatre ($2,800 for the GarageFest tour) and Stonewall Alliance Center ($2,800 for Trans* Week arts events).