The Adrian Cervantes Mejia Fund was established on Adrian’s 30th birthday, in honor of his life, April 27th, 2011 with an initial gift of $25,000 from Eleni Theodora Zaharopoulos, his collaborator, and fiancee. Along with the dedication and hard work of Adrian’s brother, Adolfo Cervantes Mejia, and with the full support of their friends, David Gail Ferney and Jacqueline Tracey Dandeneau at Playhouse Arts, the Adrian Cervantes Mejia Fund plans to support the arts for generations to come.
The ACMFund is currently located in Humboldt County, CA, home to Adrian’s significant adult training as an actor creator, mask maker, musician, and teacher. It’s scope, however, reaches across the country- from California to New York Island.
The ACMFund plans to award its first round of grants in 2012.
Adrian’s Project is an annual grant giving performing arts competition for professional artists in the early stages of their careers. It helps get shows on the road, fly collaborators in for a gig, and assists in paying for that rehearsal space. It throws in for the popcorn, and showcases need to be seen performers of all kinds through residencies, and/or specific production and development grants. Adrian’s Project changes annually. To see what our current competition is all about go here!
Fundraising: In its early stages, a large goal for the ACMFund is to increase its endowment from $25,000 to $100, 000 by 2013. To donate please go here.
Initiatives in Progress
Scholarships: To provide scholarships to deserving artists-in-training.
Artist in Schools: To fund established artists so that they may teach insightful, and dynamic workshops in our current, art-starved public school system (K-12).