Impact Operational Support Grant Recipients for 2020 Announced

April 13, 2020 Kelley Gibson News 0 Comments

The Cultural Alliance of York County is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Impact Operational Support Grants, a new tier of one-time operational funding grants open for arts-based organizations in York County. 

The recipients of the 2020 Impact Operational Grants are:

•Belmont Theatre, whose mission is to be York’s prominent community theatre, creating an environment of excellence in the theatre arts through diverse performances and innovative educational opportunities. Learn more at www.thebelmont.org

•DreamWrights Center for Community Arts, whose mission is to provide creative educational experiences through inclusive inter-generational performance and theatre arts programming. Learn more at www.dreamwrights.org

•Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, whose mission is to provide cultural enrichment and educational experiences for youth and adults. Learn more at www.theeich.org

•Hanover Area Arts Guild, which originated in 1968 and has grown into an eclectic organization of more than 150 artists and fine craftsmen, offering new shows and exhibits monthly. Learn more at www.hanoverareaarts.com

•Susquehanna Folk Music Society, which is a nonprofit education and arts organization dedicated to the advancement, promotion and preservation of traditional, contemporary and international folk music and folk culture.  Learn more at www.sfmsfolk.org

These grants were scheduled to be awarded in late June, 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the allocations grant panel and Cultural Alliance Board of Directors voted to accelerate the fund distributions to these organizations to help them cope with the loss of income and programming due to the pandemic.

“When noting the problematic circumstances of dealing with the COVID-19 economic impact on cultural organizations in York County, the Cultural Alliance and its donors acted quickly to provide funding via these accelerated Operational Grants,” stated the Hanover Area Arts Guild. “We thank them not only for their support of the Guild but also for continued support for arts regionally during this very difficult time.”

Founded as a United Arts Fund in 1999, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign currently supports artists and arts organizations that are essential to arts and culture in our community and over the last 20 years has invested over $10.4 million in cash and $2.2 million in in-kind support for the arts.   For more information, call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255, visit our website at www.culturalyork.org, visit the Cultural Alliance of York on Facebook, and follow @CulturalYork on Twitter/Instagram.

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