NCAN Loud and Clear

Oceanside school winner!

Congratulation to Oceanside High School Performing Arts Center for winning an Orchid Award. (1 Pirates Cove Way, Oceanside) — Juror Jennifer Ayala said it was a surprising example of money going to the arts in the typically cash-strapped public school system. “The execution was just phenomenal,” she said. “It is a first class performance space.” The […]

Candidate Forum: San Diego County Supervisor District 5

Jim Desmond & Michelle Gomez Two Candidates for District 5 Supervisor When asked about county wide support in terms of funding for the arts and culture community both candidates were in favor of this. Jim Desmond said he would be open to a discussion on this subject while Michelle Gomez jumped right in and said […]

Art, Rhythm and Wine at The Forum, Carlbad

You are invited to attend and participate in the 4th Annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum Carlsbad ​Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11am-6pm Sunday, October 21, 2018, 11am-6pm ​ See Works by More Than 50 Artists Continuous Live Bands Wine Garden and Gourmet Foods Free Community Event​ The Forum Carlsbad and Kennedy & Associates present […]

Ten Reasons to Support the Arts in  North County

By Patricia Frischer Why should cities in North County supports the art and culture in their communities: here are 10 good reasons!  And they are all win win for both city politicians, arts organizations and individual visual and performing artists. But most important they are good for our citizens. Contribute to our Economic Success: According […]

How the County Supes Candidates Would Approach Arts Funding.

·   Here is a must read article in Voice of San Diego by Kinsee Morlan Culture Report: How the County Supes Candidates Would Approach Arts Funding. https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/arts/culture-report-how-the-county-supes-candidates-would-approach-arts-funding/ As many of you know we advocate for a San Diego County Arts Council and our pilot program for that is www. sdnan.org

New Village Arts and Kristianne Kurner awarded $50,000!

New Village Arts is thrilled to announce that Executive Artistic Director Kristianne Kurner is one of four recipients of the 2018 Clare Rose Sabbatical Award from Fieldstone Leadership Network! With the aim of increasing the capacity of nonprofit organizations by offering time for the leader to replenish his or her energy while providing opportunities for others […]

STEMM to STEAM

WASHINGTON —  An emerging body of evidence suggests that integrating STEMM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) with the humanities and arts in higher education is associated with positive learning outcomes that may help students enter the workforce, live enriched lives, and become active and informed citizens, says a new report from the National Academies of […]

Public art policies: best practices

Public art policies: best practices. Here are links to some of the art policies in North County, including info from Americans for the Arts on Best Practices for Public Art and an example from the City of San Diego and the City of Pasadena. Here is a link to the Carlsbad Public Art Policy from […]

Patricia Frischer on SDVoyager

Image by Fritzie Urquhart Patricia Frischer of San Diego Visual Arts Network speaks about herself and the future of NCAN in an interview on SDVoyager We need a countywide arts council which advocates for arts and culture on all level or business and government. The first steps to re-forming an arts council was the development […]