KernArts Now! Grantees

2012

  • Bakersfield Museum of Art - $8,431: To install an interactive computer kiosk in each of four galleries.
  • Bakersfield Music Theatre/Stars Theatre Restaurant - $10,487: To purchase lighting and sound equipment upgrades and replacements.
  • Buena Vista Museum of Natural History - $8,000: To support a brochure redesign and printing.
  • Imagine Ballet Company of Bakersfield - $3,616: To purchase a computer system and software.
  • Maturango Museum - $10,899: To purchase additional Point of Sale hardware and software.
  • Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society - $2,000: To augment publicity.
  • Shafter Historical Society - $3,000: To renovate The Green Hotel Restrooms.

2011

  • Arts Council of Kern - $10,000: Donor management system for gift processing and communications
  • Bakersfield Museum of Art - $10,000: Support for a strategic planning process to assure attainment of financial sustainability
  • Bakersfield Community Theatre - $7,010: Administrative office improvements, including the increase of technology capacity
  • Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra - $10,000: Support for a strategic initiative to improve business and support operations
  • Center of the World Festival - $10,000: Computer generated storytelling
  • Desert Community Orchestra Association - $4,000: To purchase a wider variety of music and support guest artists
  • Kern River Valley Art Association - $3,768: Computer system to compile records
  • Maturango Museum of Indian Wells Valley - $9,850: Point of Sale (POS) system
  • Tehachapi Performing Arts Center Foundation - $6,150: Funding to pay part-time staff
  • Tehachapi Wind Museum - $5,160: To create a virtual museum website