BEAST CRAWL RECEIVES GRANT AWARD FROM CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES
OAKLAND, CA— California Humanities has announced the recent round of Humanities For All Quick Grant awards. BEAST CRAWL has been awarded $5000 for its project entitled BEAST CRAWL LITERARY FESTIVAL 2023
The Humanities For All Quick Grant is a competitive grant program of California Humanities that supports locally-initiated public humanities projects that respond to the needs and interests of Californians, encourage greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy.
Beast Crawl, Oakland’s Premiere Literary Festival, is an annual literary festival that celebrates the power of words and showcases the literary diversity and talent in the Bay Area. Beast Crawl returns to Old Oakland and the historic 14th St Corridor on Saturday, July 22, 2023 from 4-9pm taking place over the course of three one-hour Legs, Beast Crawl will also offer an open mic during each Leg of the festival, so anyone can share their work.
“Beast Crawl is a celebration of the literary arts in all their forms,” said Youssef Alaoui, co-founder of Beast Crawl. “We’re thrilled to receive support from Cal Humanities and excited to bring this festival back to Oakland for its 11th year!”
Committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive space for all writers, readers, and lovers of the literary arts, Beast Crawl is a free and accessible event. It is wheelchair accessible and BART friendly. The festival is also committed to diversity and inclusion, and welcomes all people of all backgrounds.
“We’re really excited to have such a diverse lineup of events this year,” said Paul Corman-Roberts. “We have something for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out.
“These projects will bring the complexity and diversity of California to light in new ways that will engage Californians from every part of our state, and, will help us all understand each other better,” said Rick Noguchi, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate the grantees whose projects will promote understanding and provide insight into a wide range of topics, issues, and experiences.”
A complete list of all Humanities For All Quick Grants can be found on the calhum.org website.
California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities, promotes the humanities – focused on ideas, conversation and learning – as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more visit calhum.org, or follow California Humanities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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