Contact: Dan Doyle
March 6, 2012
GUILFORD—State Senator Ed Myer (D-Guilford) today announced that the state has awarded grants to two local nonprofit organizations that support the arts in Guilford.
The state Department of Economic and Community Development—through its Office of the Arts and State Historic Preservation Office—awarded The Shoreline Arts Alliance $4,899 and the Guilford Art Center, Inc. $1,016.
“The Arts Alliance gives us Shakespeare in the Park, and the Art Center gives us superb exhibitions,” Sen. Meyer said. “Local arts organizations are as much a part of the fabric of our society as any church or businesses or public park. Sustaining and growing them is a worthwhile investment in our communities and ourselves.”
Monday’s awards come on the heels of the more than $44,000 in state grants handed out by the state DECD to Guilford nonprofit organizations in December and January, grants which included $33,150 to The Shoreline Arts Alliance, $8,261 to the Guilford Art Center, and $2,956 to Chestnut Hill Concerts.
The grants, made possible through a combination of state and federal funding, are generally awarded under the following categories:
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