The Surry Arts Council recently awarded $9,217 to seven Surry County arts organizations. These funds represent 50 percent of the total Surry County North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Grant allocation to Surry County.
Voce, an auditioned chorale, received $1,000 for professional accompaniment and support for its free community concerts; The Mount Airy Regional Museum of History received $1,000 to support a free community presentation by Mike Wiley during Black History Month; the Mount Airy Public Library received $500 to support a free community presentation; the Good Times Drama Club received $500 for the support of free theatrical performances for the community; the Mount Airy Photography Club received $1,000 for free community presentations by professional photographer(s); the Downtown Business Association received $1,000 for marketing and promotion of the 2013 Downtown Mount Airy Art Walk; and the Foothills Arts Council received $4,217 to support its operating and program budget.
Grant applications were evaluated by a panel of community members and voted on by the Surry Arts Council Board of Directors at its September meeting. For questions or more information, contact Surry Arts Council at 336-786-7998 or email email@example.com.
Applications were available for non-profit organizations whose purposes are to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Surry County. Funded projects will occur between Oct. 1 and May 31, 2013.
Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. Using a per capita based formula, the program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state through partnerships with local arts councils.
Surry Arts Council serves as the North Carolina Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Surry County.