The City of San Antonio’s Tricentennial Commission and partners have raised $2.16 million, or 30%, of the almost $7 million goal for private funding.
The new working groups mark a shift in the city’s policy focus and reflect conversations Nirenberg and his council colleagues have had with the community.
The SA Tricentennial Summer Institute for Educators is the first of many events that will focus on the Education and History component of the Tricentennial.
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.