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Bread & Roses Presents Awarded California Arts Council “Local Impact” Grant

State Funds Extend the Reach of the Arts to Local Underserved Populations

stvincentsdayhomePiccolo Puppet Players at St. Vincent's Day Home in Oakland, April 2017. Photo by Peter Merts

The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $10,800 to Bread & Roses Presents as part of its Local Impact program. The Local Impact program fosters equity, access, and opportunity by providing project and partnership support for small arts organizations with operating budgets under $1 million. All projects extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations that have limited access to the arts. 

With support from the California Arts Council, Bread & Roses will bring hope, healing and joy to our neighbors most in need with our program of Live Art Delivered Fresh Daily. Grant funds will be designated to furthering outreach in Sonoma County, which is already among the eight counties we serve in the Bay Area. However, our goal is to expand service here to include more facilities and thus more clients, providing them uplifting and healing arts experiences.

Bread & Roses Executive Director Dave Perron said, “We are honored to receive this grant from the California Arts Council and to be one of so many arts organizations working throughout the state to bring programs to people who are isolated and most in need of the healing power of live music and the performing arts.”

Bread & Roses is one of just 130 grantees chosen for this highly competitive program, which received applications from 203 organizations statewide. The news of our grant was featured as part of a larger announcement from the California Arts Council, which can be viewed online at

“The Local Impact program eliminates barriers keeping low-income, rural, and historically underserved communities from equal access to arts programs,” said Donn K. Harris, Chair of the California Arts Council. Bread & Roses’ project helps to further the Arts Council’s vision of enriching the lives of all Californians through arts participation, while allowing the local community to access their own creativity.”

To view a complete listing of all Local Impact grantees, visit

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