Dane County: Awards over $139,933 in grants to local arts organizations

Contact: Ariana Vruwink

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Dane Arts Awards 69 Grants Supporting Arts and Cultural Activities Countywide with Public-Private Funds

Dozens of local organizations that promote community arts, history, and culture are receiving “Dane Arts” grants, County Executive Joe Parisi and the Dane County Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission announced today. Sixty-five project grants totaling $131,933 and four capital requests totaling $8,000 were recentlyawarded in Cycle 1 for “Dane Arts” project grants in 2019.

“Congratulations to all who will be receiving grants from Dane County’s ‘Dane Arts’ program,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. “Dane County is proud to support our thriving arts and culture communities. Investing in the arts strengthens our sense of community and is an important investment in our local economy.”

The “Dane Arts” grants are funded by county dollars in conjunction with private donations from the Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation, the Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.

This year, Dane County’s Dane Arts will award over $250,000 in public-private funds to nonprofit organizations, schools, individuals, and municipalities for arts, cultural, and local history projects and programs offered countywide. The next project grant deadline is Thursday, August 1, 2019, 4:00pm.

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