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KVCR Press Release

KVCR Receives Grant from The Creative Corps Inland SoCal to Hire Local Artists to Create Projects That Focus on Current Issues

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KVCR Public Media is excited to announce that it received a $86,000 grant from the Creative Corps Inland SoCal, a collaboration between the California Arts Council, the Inland Empire Community Foundation, Arts Connection, Riverside Arts Council, and the California Desert Arts Council. KVCR Public Media was selected to participate in this grant to hire local artists to work on projects that highlights public health awareness and pandemic recovery, public awareness related to water and energy conservation, climate mitigation, emergency preparedness, relief, and recovery; awareness of civic engagement, election participation; and community engagement and awareness around social justice. 

KVCR Public Media will work with Juan Delgado from the Garcia Center for the Arts, renowned Native American artist Gerald Clark, and artists from the Idyllwild Arts Native Arts Center to promote Native American art and cultures. KVCR will showcase the artist’s work for a special reception and auction at KVCR Studios on Thursday, May 23rd at 5:30pm. 

We are also working with a local film-maker, Sofia Figueroa, to film a 4-part docuseries of warehousing in the Inland Empire. She will explore the “good, bad and ugly” of warehouses in the region. This series will interview local businesses, families, and organizations and “dig in” of how warehouses have affected them in their day to day lives. KVCR will partner with the Civil Rights Institute in showcasing Sofia’s docuseries for a special VIP screening and panel discussion on her documentary on Friday, June 28th, 6:00 pm at the Civil Rights Institute in Riverside as part of their San Bernardino Photo exhibit. 

“We are thrilled to partner with the Creative Corps Inland SoCal to highlight local artists in our community to produce art centering on societal concerns,” said KVCR Executive Director Connie Leyva. “This project will also connect our KVCR members to the work produced by the artists through an art showcase at KVCR Studios.” 

About KVCR 

KVCR TV is the local PBS member station (affiliate) serving the Inland Empire. KVCR radio was first founded in 1953 and is the Inland Empire’s only dual licensee public radio and television station. KVCR is also the home of FNX - First Nations Experience which is the first and only national broadcast television network in the United States exclusively devoted to Native American and World Indigenous content. KVCR is a non-profit organization, which has served the community for over 60 years, and will continue to do so by expanding its vision with new technological advancement and additional staff. KVCR is an entity of the San Bernardino Community College District. To learn more about KVCR TV, upcoming events, and programming visit