Tricentennial officials are unable to find sponsors or otherwise raise adequate funding to underwrite the $1.2 million required to support the festival’s expansion.
After only 18 months as chief operating officer for the Tricentennial Commission, Asia Ciaravino resigned from the organization that is planning and promoting the massive, yearlong celebration in 2018.
Each artist will be assigned a particular year of San Antonio’s history on which to reflect the development of their work.
The decision comes after local representatives discussed the prospect with Smithsonian officials in March.
A group of dedicated historians is working overtime to ensure that some of San Antonio’s long forgotten voices are represented in the Tricentennial.
City leaders have until the end of this month to decide whether they want San Antonio to be featured in the large-scale festival in Washington D.C.
The San Antonio Tricentennial received a $1.1 million boost from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation for an exhibit at the Witte on Tuesday.
Tricentennial Commission officials shared the results of an economic impact study reflecting the potential impacts of San Antonio’s 300th anniversary celebrations.
In series of events running the entire calendar year of 2018, the Tricentennial aims to celebrate San Antonio’s past, present, and future by tapping the energy of a broad array of community partners.
The branding movement is designed to help define a “brand essence” to reflect who San Antonians are as a community, and what they aspire to be collectively.