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Peters, Davis Host Grants Workshop For San Diego Arts, Culture Organizations

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Rep. Scott Peters and Rep. Susan Davis hosted a workshop Tuesday for San Diego arts and culture organizations on obtaining federally-funded grants.

More than 200 people attended the workshop at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park, according to a press release.

“San Diego has long had a vibrant arts community driven by creative minds and a robust network of supportive nonprofits and culture organizations,” Peters said. “Congresswoman Davis and I hope to provide as much information as possible about the grant process to make it easier for these groups to pursue the visions that they have for their work.”

Speaking at the event were representatives from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the California Arts Council, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the New Children’s Museum.

“While the federal grants process can often be confusing and competitive, especially for grants in the arts and humanities community, it shouldn’t stifle a great creative idea,” Davis said. "By bringing together experts in the grant writing process, I hope this workshop gave the creative minds in our region the tools they need to realize their vision and to bring more grant dollars to arts and humanities programs in our region.”

Peters said the art community is proof that San Diego can thrive without Congress.

"The region has done a wonderful job creating a thriving arts community," Peters said.