For Immediate Release
Congratulations to Vanessa Moreno, our Development Associate, Visitor Services & Special Events Associate, for receiving a professional development grant through the Creative Capacity Fund (CCF) Quick Grant Program to attend the Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference from October 17 to October 20, 2016, in Washington, DC.
About Vanessa: Vanessa is currently completing her B.A. degree in Psychology with a minor in Latin American Studies at San José State University. She is a first-generation Mexican-American, a Bay Area native, and identifies strongly as a proud Chicana. She will be graduating in May 2017, and will go on to pursue a graduate degree in Latin American Studies. Her specific areas of interest include the Aztec/Mayan civilizations, the syncretism of culture between Iberia and Latin America, and the evolving Chicano experience in the U.S. Vanessa is passionate about the preservation and advancement of museums, the celebration of Mexican/Latino culture, and believes The Mexican Museum is the ideal institution to continue the recognition of the Latino experience.
About the Creative Capacity Fund: CCF was launched in 2009 by a consortium of California arts funders to strengthen the work of artists and arts administrators by improving access to information and professional development resources. CCF strengthens the support system for California artists and arts administrators by providing professional development grants for individual artists and organizations.
The Quick Grant Program provides reimbursement funds to nonprofit organizations and individual artists in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles to enroll in workshops, attend conferences, and to work with consultants and coaches to build administrative and business skills and strengthen the economic sustainability of an organization or arts practice.