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Dane County Awards Over $124,000 in Grants to Local Arts Organizations

May 03, 2017
Josh Wescott 608-266-9069
County Executive

Dane Arts Awards 64 Grants Supporting Arts and Cultural Activities Countywide with Public-Private Funds


Dozens of local organizations that promote community arts and culture are receiving “Dane Arts” grants, County Executive Joe Parisi and the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission announced today.   59 project grants and five capital grants totaling $124,060 are being awarded in what will be the first of two grant cycles for “Dane Arts” in 2017.


“Dane County is so fortunate to be home to so many creative artists,” County Executive Joe Parisi said.  “Thanks to more county financial support this year along with the continued help of our private donors, together we’re better able to promote and support the work of the incredibly talented people and organizations in this community.”


Parisi noted about $10,000 more in grants are being awarded this time over one year ago, thanks to an increase in grants funding included in the County Executive’s 2017 budget.  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 almost $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 Tuesday, August  1, 2016, 4:00pm.


Grant recipients are listed in the attached document.

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