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Dane County Awards Over $138,000 in Grants to Local Arts Organizations

July 09, 2020
Ariana Vruwink, 608-267-8823
County Executive

Dane Arts Awards Over 70 Grants Supporting Arts and Cultural Activities Countywide with Public-Private Funds

Dozens of local organizations that promote community arts, history, and culture are receiving “Dane Arts” grants, County Executive Joe Parisi and the Dane County Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission announced today. Sixty-eight project/short order grants and four capital requests totaling $138,273.05 were recently awarded in Cycle 1 for “Dane Arts” project grants for 2020. Organizations requested over $350,000 in support.

“Dane County is fortunate to be home to so many creative artists,” County Executive Joe Parisi said. “We are proud to support our arts and culture communities. Congratulations to this year’s recipients.”

The “Dane Arts” grants are funded by Dane County 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 over $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 August 1, 2020, 4:00pm.

Grant recipients are listed in the attached document. Dane Arts is working with each organization, as COVID-19 has impacted all of their projects.