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Solobay, Neuman, Daley Announce Local Arts Grants
On September 10, 2012
HARRISBURG – Sept. 10, 2012 – Three local organizations will receive state grants to help fund arts programs, State Sen. Tim Solobay and state Reps. Brandon Neuman and Peter J. Daley announced today.
“Local arts programs are an important part of our community’s culture and education,” Solobay said. “Many programs have struggled through the recession and these grants will help them continue their work.”
The competitive grants will be awarded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program.
“Investing in cultural activities not only improves the quality of life in the region, but it helps attract funding from other sources and helps boost the tourism economy,” Neuman said.
The three local grant recipients are:
American Federation of Musicians, Tri-County Federation, in Monongahela ($798)
Washington Community Arts and Cultural Center, Washington ($3,012)
Washington Symphonic Orchestra, Washington ($2,000)
“Pennsylvania is fortunate to be home to some very talented artists, as well as to organizations that help to foster arts in our communities,” Daley said. “I applaud the efforts of each of the award recipients. Their work is creating a more vibrant community and a great reason for people to visit the region.”
Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts is a partnership between local organizations and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Now operating in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania, PPA grants funds to support a wide variety of local and community arts activities.