The Cultural Alliance of York County is pleased to announce the allocation of $597,780 that will be distributed to its eight partner agencies in 2018. These dollars were raised in the 18th annual “Bringing Arts and Culture to Life” campaign that funds eight partner agencies and the Creative Impact Awards that bring arts, history, and culture to the people of York County.

“The funds they receive are unrestricted funds, the hardest to get, and are distributed based on recommendations based on the scores of an all-volunteer review panel made up of our contributors,” stated Mary Anne Winkelman, President of the Cultural Alliance. “Every year, the Allocations Panel reviews each partner and scores their performance based on organizational and fiscal strength, leadership, and support of the cultural sector. As a result, the agencies receive constructive suggestions and recommendations as well as the all-important unrestricted cash that they use to keep their lights on and their operations funded. We are thrilled that our supporters and donors could make these unrestricted funds to our partners possible.”

The funding allocated to each partner is as follows:

Appell Center for the Performing Arts  –  $ 286,089
Creative York   –  $ 45,278
Greater York Dance  –  $ 10,777
York Art Association  –  $ 7,033
York County History Center  –  $ 209,316
York Junior Symphony Orchestra  –  $ 7,813
York Symphony Orchestra  –  $ 27,047
York Youth Symphony Orchestra  –  $ 4,427

Founded as a United Arts Fund in 1999, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign supports eight partner agencies that are essential to our cultural core and funds the Creative Impact Award grants that bring arts and culture to life in York County. The Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign has granted $9.6 million cash and more than $2 million in-kind support since 2000.

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