Chipola Regional Arts Association
Founded in 1989 and consisting of community leaders, the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) develops the appreciation and enjoyment of all the cultural arts and supports the arts at Chipola College and the five county areas it serves by:
· sponsoring children programming in area schools
· contributing to the Artist Series and art exhibitions
· providing granting opportunities for area music, art, and theatre teachers
· supporting art scholarships to Chipola District students ·
· building an endowment to support the vital programs of the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Chipola College
Their unwavering effort to support the cultural life in the Chipola District has enriched the lives of countless community members.
Dutch luncheon meetings are open to the public and held at Jim's Buffet & Grill in Marianna on the third Tuesday of each month, except for December, June, July and August and feature interesting art related programs. The luncheon begins at 11:30 with the program beginning at noon.
September 16 Program: Baptist College of Florida Music Department
October 21 Program: FSU College of Motion Picture Arts
This meeting will be held in the Center for the Arts at Chipola College. The dutch treat luncheon and General Meeting will begin at 11:30 followed by the program at 1 p.m. in the Theatre. For lunch reservations call 850-718-2277 by October 11.
November 18 Program:
January 20 Program:
February 17 Program: Highlights from Chipola Theatre
March 17 Program: Mini-Grant Presentations
This meeting will be held in Calhoun County.
April 21 Program: Mini-Grant Presentations
May 19 Program: Mini-Grant Presentations and
Installation of Officers
CRAA Cultural Calendar
Every year, CRAA mails out two cultural event calendars to over 800 constituents: Fall/Winter Calendar and Spring/Summer Calendar. If you would like to submit a cultural event for inclusion in this calendar, please contact Anita Price at (850) 718-2277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities to Support the Arts in the Chipola District
Partners in the Arts
The Chipola Regional Arts Association provides critical support for cultural activities in the Chipola five-county area. This difference is a direct result of the loyal and generous financial support of our Partners in the Arts.
What You or Your Organization Can Do:
· Underwrite an Artist Series Event or host an Artist Series Reception
· Become a Corporate Sponsor
· Give a tax deductible gift to the Chipola Regional Arts Association:
* Benefactor: $1,000 & up
* Patron: $500 - $999
* Sponsor: $250 - $499
* Contributor: $100 to $249
* Supporter: $25 - $99
Friends of the Arts Endowment
Since 2004, the CRAA established an endowment fund that is building a financial resource to help fund vital programs of the Fine and Performing Arts Department for the future of Chipola College. The goal has been set for $100,000 and the organization is over half way there! If you would like to donate to this cause and secure funding for the arts in the Chipola District for generations, complete the endowment form or contact the Fine and Performing Arts Department at 850-718-2277.
2014-2015 Executive Board
President: Joan Stadsklev
Vice President: Dr. Jerry Kandzer
Secretary: Muriel Turner
Treasurer: Jo-Ann Anderson
Hospitality: Jim Roberts
Programs: George Sweeney
Promotional: Polly Roberts
Membership: Dr. Christine Yoshikawa
Historian: Ruth Kinsolving
Calhoun County Representative: Hope Peacock
Liberty County Representative: Gloria Keenan
Washington County Representative: Jeanne Lavender
Member at Large: Roy Turner
If you are interested in joining CRAA or in being added to the membership email list, contact Dr. Christine Yoshikawa at email@example.com.