San Bernardino and Riverside County Artists Are Eligible to Tap Into $3.8 Million by Creative Corps Inland SoCal, Apply Now

Creative Corps Inland SoCal, a state-funded project of the California Arts Council (CAC) with regional arts organizations from Inland Southern California, announced and opened a request for proposals (RFP) to fund individual artists and community-based organizations to employ artists in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The goal is to strengthen and further the creative workforce in and across Inland Southern California and to promote artist-driven projects that aim to spark social change on key issues identified by CAC. $3.8 million dollars will be made available, with grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 given directly to artists and community-based organizations to fund creative initiatives and projects that address the most pressing issues in the region, including public health and pandemic recovery, water and energy conservation, disaster preparedness and recovery, voter and civic participation, and social justice and community engagement. Individual artists and art-driven organizations are eligible to apply for a grant through May 1, 2023. The Creative Corps Inland SoCal has already hosted multiple listening sessions throughout February across Riverside and San Bernardino Counties to inform community members and receive feedback from potential participants on ways

Childhood Cancer Foundation’s Quarter-Rama Alleviates Estimated $833 Monthly Burden for Families Undergoing Treatment

The Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California (CCFSC) held its annual Quarter-Rama paddle fundraiser on Friday, April 17, at Riverside City Hall on the beautiful Mayor’s Patio. The event brought together hundreds of community members to raise funds for families struggling with the financial hardships that accompany childhood cancer treatment.Executive Director Stephanie Avila emphasized the importance of this fundraiser, saying, “We serve 800 families in Southern California and have served nearly 3,000 families since we were founded in 1981. Events like Quarter-Rama are crucial for providing food, housing, transportation assistance, and other essential resources to those in need during this tumultuous time.”Denise Sandoval, a Highland resident who lost her child Sonny to leukemia in 2003, echoed Avila’s sentiment, adding, “Participating in the Quarter-Rama not only brings joy and laughter but also serves as a critical reminder of the support children and families need during their journey through treatment.” Photo Manny Sandoval: Participants raising their paddle bidding on coveted items such as a two-night stay in Laughlin at the Edgewater, family four pack of tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific, and 148 other items. According to