Brooksville, Florida (February 21, 2017) – At its meeting held February 9, 2017, the Hernando County Fine Arts Council announced the recipients of its Community Grants in Support of the Arts.
The Arts Council set aside funds late last year for a grants program designed to provide IRS-designated 501c3 tax exempt organizations grant funds of up to $500.00 each for purposes serving the arts in Hernando County.
Those awarded grant funds are:
Chocachatti Elementary School for the Arts and Microsociety – $500.00 for expenses relating to the school’s production of the musical “Peter Pan, Jr.”
Hernando County Library System – $500.00 for supplies associated with its “Art Attack” program, a monthly children’s art program teaching about famous artists and opportunities to create their own art in the style of the masters.
Hernando eSchool – $160.00 for picture frames that will allow students to display their art at the Art Council’s Art in the Park festival.
Hernando Youth Orchestra – $500.00 for expenses associated with printing costs, instrument repairs, music stands and uniform shirts for orchestra members.
Nature Coast Art League – $400.00 for expenses associated with purchase of grids to be used for displaying members’ artwork at various events.
Temple Beth David Jewish Community Center – $500 for printing and advertising expenses associated with its 2nd Annual Nature Coast Art Show.
Uptown Art Gallery – $400.00 for expenses associated with purchase of glass cases to be used in the Uptown Gallery that will allow a secure way to display certain small art items that are part of the gallery’s art program.
GFWC Historic Brooksville Woman’s Club – $500 contingent upon receipt of a more definitive application with greater certainty of completion within the next six months.
The awards were made after each application was reviewed by the Council at its regularly scheduled meeting and it was determined funds would be spent in accordance with certain purposes specified in the Arts Council’s grant guidelines.
Chairman Sonny Vergara congratulated the grant recipients for their participation and Ms. Beth Putnam, Arts Council member, for putting together the grants program which was very organized and very well done. He also congratulated Council members for their support of the program and making it happen.
While each grant recipient will be notified by letter of the awards and funds will be available at the completion of their projects, they will be asked to attend the Arts Council’s April 13 meeting to receive a “Certificate of Award.”
About the Hernando County Fine Arts Council
All meetings of the Hernando County Arts Council are open to the public and guests are welcome.
The Hernando County Fine Arts Council is an IRS-designated 501c3 all-volunteer organization with no paid employees. It meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month at Brooksville City Hall, City Council Chambers, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601, and at other times and locations as noticed. Its members are appointed by the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners.
The Mission of the Council is to encourage, promote, and support all the creative arts in Hernando County and provide a means to showcase the arts. The Council’s statutory responsibilities include identifying, creating, supporting and enhancing all the arts as well as to develop a center or complex of physical facilities for the use by the arts. The Council sponsors the annual Art in the Park Festival (March 11-12, 2017), as well as other popular events.
For more information, please call Jan Knowles, projects Coordinator and Co-Chair of the Art in the Park Festival at the Hernando County Arts Council (352) 587-8062.
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Emilio “Sonny” Vergara
Hernando County Fine Arts Council