ARTS DISTRICT Collaborative Grant

$20,000 For
Arts, Music, Cinema, Dance In
Liberty Station

The NTC Foundation has announced the first recipients of its ARTS DISTRICT Collaborative Grant designed to engender collaboration among the District’s resident arts and culture groups. Grants ranged from $2,500-$5,000. A total of $20,000 was awarded to five new  projects to advance the work of the groups, engage the community, and further help transform the historic 100-acre former Naval Training Center site into a thriving arts and culture destination for the community.

The following organizations and events were selected for the 2019 grants.
Applications for future granting will be available in September, 2019


Filmmersion presented by San Diego Filipino Cinema
In collaboration with: the New Americans Museum & THE LOT Liberty Station
Dates:  Workshop March 9 & 10. March 27 screening
Locations:  New Americans Museum & THE LOT
Learn More:

The San Diego Filipino Cinema in association with the New Americans Museum will host Filmmersion – a three-day film immersion workshop .The best three short films will be selected to be shown at THE LOT prior to the showing of “The Women of The Weeping River.”


Spring in the Arts
In collaboration with: Recreational Music Center, Monart School of Art and THE LOT
Dates:  March 25-29, Community activity April 13, 12-3 pm
Locations:  Recreational Music Center, Monart School of Art & THE LOT
Learn More:

Spring into the Arts is a collaborative camp that will offer a 5-hour camp experience for kids ages 4-14.  The camp will conclude with a showcase of what they learned at THE LOT. The showcase will allow for the public to view their work on the big screen, while also enjoying music by Recreational Music Center.


Live Arts Fest
In collaboration with:  San Diego Dance Theater, Kevin Winger Fine Art, Lauren LeVieux, M. Fishbeck Studio Gallery, Veltz Fine Arts, Blue Pearl Art and Alexa Rose Art
Dates: April 3-7 and April 11-14 at 7:30pm
Location: White Box Live Arts
Learn More:

Dance-makers and 5 visual artists from ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station work collaboratively to inspire each other for the annual Live Arts Fest; creating original images for projection. The artists and dance-makers worked together, holding collaborative meetings and using the descriptions of the intended work from the dance-makers to serve as a point of inspiration.


FIRST FRIDAY Performance
In collaboration with: DanzArts with guest Emilio Ochando and San Diego Dance Theater
Dates: October 4 FIRST FRIDAY
Location: White Box Live Arts, Dorothea Laub Dance Place
Learn More:

DanzArts La Esencia Flamenca Dance Company will be hosting world renowned and award-winning flamenco dancer, Emilio Ochando. A free Flamenco workshop will take place and be open to the public. Prior to performance, attendees will have an opportunity to meet Ochando during a reception at 5:30 pm-7 pm with a free demonstration of his work and a history of flamenco at Dorothea Laub Dance Place.


Summer Solstice featuring art, music, dance & dining
In collaboration with: Visual and performing artists, businesses and restaurants in the ARTS DISTRICT and Liberty Station.
Dates: June 21, 22 & 23
Location:  Varied locations around ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
Learn More:

A three-day weekend of visual and culinary experiences to awaken your senses to the summer sun! The celebration begins Friday evening and runs through Sunday evening.  The sunny daytime hours will be filled with Public Art participation and special events found in and around the ARTS DISTRICT’s more than 25 artist studios, to live music, dance performances and yoga in the lawn.  The evening hours are focused on indulging the taste buds and dining under the stars at one of the many top rated restaurants’ patios. Restaurants at Liberty Station can be found here. The Sunday night finale will be Congé the “ArtGastro Progressive Dinner of a Lifetime!” Dinner Guests will progress thru 3 Courses served at Veltz Fine Art, Solare Ristorante and MK Envision Galleries, with Celebrity Chef Flor Franco & Executive Chef Filippo Piccini. Early Bird Tickets go on sale 3.28 at $110 -$150