Community Arts Project Grants Awarded by High Point Arts Council
The High Point Arts Council’s board approved 9 Community Arts Project Grants totaling $9,000 this year for arts projects that benefit members of our community.
On Sunday, January 28, the Arts Council held its fourth annual Community Arts Day at the Centennial Station Arts Center. This was a free program featuring performances by the Arts Council and its five affiliated arts organizations. During the program, Board Chair Mark Harris presented checks to the following organizations:
· Triad Pride Men’s & Women’s Choruses – High Point Concerts
· Southwest Renewal Foundation – Art in the Botanical Garden
· Communities in Schools – Culinary Artistry
· YWCA – GEMS: Girls Empower Self
· YWCA – Chase the Light Photography
· YWCA – Diversity Drama Training
· YWCA – Pottery Exploration for Youth
· Senior Resources of Guilford – Refugees Memory Books
· Southside Neighborhood Association – Gospel Fest
“It is such an honor to be able to assist so many wonderful community organizations with these arts grants. They all are wonderful programs and they support our community members. People who would otherwise not experience the arts, will now be able to participate in so many arts enrichment activities,” said Mark Harris, Board Chair of the High Point Arts Council.
Community Arts Project grants are made possible through grassroots funding from the North Carolina Arts Council. Grant applications are accepted in the fall and grants awarded are evaluated based on artistic and programmatic merit, benefit to audiences/participants, responsiveness to community needs, involvement of racially and culturally diverse participants as appropriate to the project, and organizational strength of the nonprofit applying for the grant.
For more information about the Arts Council’s outgoing grants programs, visit www.HighPointArts.org.
(Photo Caption: L to R, Mark Harris, Board Chair; Debbie Lumpkins, Executive Director; and Grant Recipients for Community Arts Projects.)