Center for Community & Cultural Arts
The CCCA Learning Partnership consists ofrepresentatives from the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Man, Mingei International Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts, and San Diego History Center as well as approximately 50 members who represent cultural communities and artists from southeastern San Diego. Building a two-way bridge between Balboa Park and southeastern San Diego is the core of their work.
The Jacobs Family Foundation and The Legler Benbough Foundation have secured a 5,500 sq.ft. Space in the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, which will become the anchor space for the program. Currently, the Center is envisioned as an arts organization that is both with and without walls, to allow for the inclusion of various arts disciplines — from visual arts to performing arts — and address the various needs of the community — from learning to create art, to exhibiting and performing.
In early 2010, a series of focus groups were held with local residents and artists to discuss how to promote and support the arts in The Village. They expressed interest in a partnership with the cultural institutions in Balboa Park. At the time, several of the institutions were creating plans to broaden their audience base. The feedback was enthusiastic and the Center for Community & Cultural Arts (CCCA) was born, with museum directors from the Balboa Park institutions joining the team of residents and artists in a Learning Partnership.
The Partnership has adopted eight "understandings," stating that art helps people: discover their gifts and talents, shift their understanding of themselves and their world, feel honored and valued, think creatively, discover their human connection, build trust and caring relationships, and move from individual activities to collective action. To support the creation of the two-way bridge, the Partnership is currently developing joint exhibitions and programming that will take place in the summer of 2011. Through this work, the partners will gain greater understanding of the space and programming needs of the Center for Community & Cultural Arts. Based on these learnings, the model for the Center – including staffing, programming, space and budget needs – will be developed.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 2-7 pm, Saturday: 10-4 pm
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