The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

La Peña's 2020 Season of Events

Grant Information
Categories Arts , Peace , Education , Community , Environment
Location South Texas
Cycle Year 2019
Organization Information
Organization Name (provided by applicant) La Peña Inc.
Organization Name (provided by automatic EIN validation)
Contact Information
Contact Name Cynthia Perez
Phone (512) 785-9564
227 Congress Avenue
Additional Information
Used for We will use the monies to support our 2020 programming season of visual art exhibitions, musical concerts, literary readings and workshops. We are also present a series of workshops for young women that will be conducted by writers, artists and organizations such as the Texas Council on Family Violence that will teach healthy life habits.
Benefits We will be able to better present our season of events, which benefits the residents of Austin, visitors to our city and the artists we present. We present the best of Latino art, which provides a bridge for the expression and understanding of different cultures through the appreciation of art. Through our workshops for young women we are striving to teach youth life-long skills to cope with negative influences in their life, learning how to positively express themselves and engage in a healthy lifestyle and relationships. Young women their families and friends will benefit.
Proposal Description The grant will support our 2020 programming season of visual art exhibitions, musical concerts, literary readings and workshops going to offset the transport and mounting of exhibits, curatorial expenses and assisting with archiving activities.
Our season of events:
OCT 26, 2019 - Day of Dead collective art exhibit dedicated to EL PASO victims
Oct 26, 2019 - Texas Book Festival Latinx Chile Y Mexico
Oct 29, 2019 - Carlos Almaraza Documentary "Playing with FIRE"
Nov 9 & 10, 2019 - Writer Workshop with Michal Brody
Nov 23, 2019 - Writer Alyssa Banta, Texas Ranch Sisterhood
Jan 11, 2020 - Latinx Printers collective art exhibit
Feb 8, 2020 - Toma mi Corazón Y Musica de Amor
March 7, 2020 - Collective art exhibit Women's exhibit
March 14, 2020 - Music showcase: Sister Sister, Tish Hinojosa & Elisa Ramirez
April 17, 2020 - Sanchez & Metz Children’s Art Collective art exhibit
May 2020 - Oeste Eastside Neighborhood art tour
June 6, 2020 - Luis Guerra solo exhibit
July 11, 2020 - Leticia Mosqueda solo art exhibit
August 8, 2020 - Chicano art collective exhibit
September 11, 2020 – Fotoseptiembre Chile

Through public exhibitions, musical concerts, public readings, symposiums, film screenings and workshops La Peña benefits Austin residents, visitors to our city, youth in our community and the artists presented. For artists this La Peña provides an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work as well as receive public feedback and provide the opportunity to meet fellow artists and community members. For youth, specifically young girls workshops provide the opportunity to learn life-long skills that will help them flourish as individuals. Monies for the series of six workshops will go to help pay for curriculum development and the conducting of workshops by noted UT Professor, Michael Brody.