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State arts grants go to 13 local groups

State arts grants go to 13 local groups

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GREENSBORO — Several Guilford County organizations are among those that will receive grants through the N.C. Arts Council for arts programs and projects.

Statewide, money appropriated by the N.C. General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts will provide 354 grants totaling $7.4 million for the 2010-11 fiscal year.

“These grants help bring arts experiences like music, theater and dance to communities everywhere, and support lively arts in education and after-school programs,” state Cultural Resources Secretary Linda A. Carlisle said Monday.

In Guilford County, 13 organizations will receive grants totaling $439,759. They are:

- African American Atelier, $20,000. Part of the grant will support an exhibition by artist Synthia Saint James.

- Center for Creative Aging North Carolina, $3,000.

- Community Theatre of Greensboro, $7,000 to support the production of “Periphery: Old Places, New Faces.”

- Eastern Music Festival, $73,490.

- Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, $18,000 for StoreFront Window Performance Theatre and a residency by installation artist J. Morgan Puett.

- Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, $32,775.

- Greensboro Public Library Foundation, $7,150 for a poetry program featuring Gary Soto.

- Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, $63,691.

- Betsy Renfrew for a documentary on traditional Montagnard weavers, $4,000.

- Touring Theatre of North Carolina, $24,376.

- Triad Stage, $67,615.

- United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro, $111,662.

- Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNCG, $7,000 for its 70th anniversary celebration.


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