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February 29, 2024 5:41 pm

Arts Council of Wayne County awards grants

The Friends of Peggy Seegars Senior Center was one of the grant recipients from the Arts Council of Wayne County.

WAYNE COUNTY — The Arts Council of Wayne County has awarded almost $50,000 in grants.

“The Arts Council is excited to award these very deserving organizations with this subgrant from the Grassroots Arts Programs and the American Rescue Plan Act. They are working hard and affording many access to the arts in our community,” said Arts Council Executive Director Jack Kennan.

The Arts Council of Wayne County is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that exists to ensure the arts thrive in Wayne County. The funds from the GAP and the ARPA come from the North Carolina Arts Council which provides per capita-based funding for arts programming. This year’s grant recipients from the Arts Council of Wayne County are The Paramount Theatre Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Goldsboro, Friends of the Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center, III Century Singers, Stage Struck: The Young People’s Own Theatre, Starlight Dance Band and Wayne County Public Library.

The ARPA subgrant recipients are The Paramount Theatre Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Goldsboro, Wayne County Public Library, Wayne County Public Schools and Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation.

“It is essential that we support our arts nonprofits and arts programs in our county,” said Arts Council Programs Director Anna Hinson.

Any Wayne County non-profits interested in applying for the GAP or ARPA subgrant for 2024, please email Anna Hinson at anna@artsinwayne for further information.

— From the Arts Council of Wayne County