top of page
Heartland Creative Corps



The Heartland Showcase:

An exhibition of Tuolumne County's Heartland Creative Corps Grant Recipients

May 27th – August 8th
Mondays – Thursdays
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Tuesday, June 25th
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Manzanita Building, Columbia College, Columbia, CA


2024 Tuolumne County Grant Projects

What is the Heartland Creative Corps?

Heartland Creative Corps, a facet of the California Creative Corps, was developed by the California Arts Council in partnership with the State legislature. California Creative Corps is a 4.2 million dollar economic and workforce recovery pilot program intended to support pandemic recovery and the environmental, civic and social engagement of California’s most disproportionately impacted communities. Using a variety of art forms, including visual, performing, and traditional arts, artists will advance positive community outcomes by creating locally focused, contextually and culturally sensitive public messaging and work.

Merced, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties have an abundance of talented individuals who tell the stories and express the culture of our communities through ART. We want to support our artists to create projects that are locally focused and spread awareness related to public health messages, civic engagement, social justice & community engagement, and water & energy conservation, climate mitigation, & emergency preparedness.

As the Administering Organization for the three counties, United Way of Merced County will regrant funds to arts and social service organizations and to individual artists and cultural workers throughout Merced, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.

The Heartland Creative Corps represents an unprecedented collaboration between County-designated arts agencies from all three counties. The arts agencies will work cooperatively to support program administration and serve as primary partners, service providers and communication conduits in their respective geographies.

bottom of page