Document 23: Adolfo V. Nodal to Kathy Clark, 17 June 1991. Photocopy in author's personal collection.


   By the late 1980s, the majority of the Woman's Building funds were coming from one source, the Los Angeles Commission on the Arts. The letter reprinted below is a notification that funding would not be renewed due to problems in the Building's most recent grant application, including an unclear target audience and difficulties with the management structure of the Woman's Building.

City of Los Angeles
Cultural Affairs
David H. Simon
Julie A. Sgarzi
Michael Cf. Chan. AIA
Bette Cox
Harry L. Usher
Linda Griego
Elyse S. Grinstein
Cultural Heritage
Dr. Amarjit S. Marwah
Takashi Shida AIA
Harold G. Becks
Dr. Reynaldo R. Landero
Helen Madrid-Worthen
Tom Bradley

June 17, 1991
Cultural Affairs
433 S. Spring St.. 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 485-2433
Adolfo V. Nodal
General Manager
Rodney Punt
Assistant General Manager
Barnsdall Arts Park
Barnsdall Arts Center
City Hall Bridge Gallery
Cultural Heritage Program
Frank Lloyd Wright's
Hollyhock House
Folk Arts Program
Gallery Theatre
Junior Arts Center
Los Feliz
Performing Arts Annex
Los Angeles
Photography Center
Encino Photo Center
McGroarty Arts Center
Municipal Art Gallery
Performing Arts Program
The Triforium
Watts Towers
Watts Towers Arts Center
West Los Angeles
City Hall Gallery
William Grant Still
Arts Center

Kathy Clark
Woman's Building, The
1727 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dear Kathy,

Thank you for your participation in the 1991-92 Cultural Grants Program. Your project was reviewed by a peer panel and was not recommended for funding. Panel summaries are provided to give constructive suggestions and might be useful for application in the next cycle. The following is the summary of your panel comments:

This concept could be successful, but there appears to be no plan and understanding of the project. There is no involvement in community outreach, and the specificity of the audience is unclear. There is a concern about the administrative staff and the management support is not acceptable. The organization needs a stable foundation. The amount requested exceeds tne eligibility as set by program guidelines.

Should you have any questions, please call the Grants Division at (213) 620-8635. I encourage you to apply again and I thank you for your interest.


General Manager



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