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March 3, 2024 9:36 pm

Arts Council of Wayne County awards almost $65,000 in grants

The Arts Council of Wayne County recently announced grants totally nearly $60,000.

“We are delighted to allocate these subgrants from the Grassroots Arts Programs [GAP] and the American Rescue Plan Act [ARPA] to commendable organizations,” Arts Council of Wayne County Executive Director, Jack Kannan said. “Their unwavering efforts significantly contribute to fostering art accessibility in our community, making the arts a fundamental part of our shared cultural experience.”

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 comes 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 GAP subgrant recipients are Goldsboro, Ballet, The Paramount Theatre Foundation, Stage Struck: The Young People’s Own Theatre, Starlight Dance Band, III Century Singers, Boys and Girls Club of Goldsboro and Friends of the Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center. The ARPA subgrant recipients are Starlight Dance Band, Goldsboro Ballet, Boys and Girls Club of Goldsboro, Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation, and Wayne County Public Schools.

“The mission of our organization is to ensure the arts thrive in our county,” Anna Hinson, the Programs Director of the Arts Council of Wayne County, said. “That doesn’t mean only Arts Council of Wayne County programming… but all arts programming in our county!”

Anyone who represents a Wayne County non-profit who interested in applying for the GAP subgrant for 2025, please email Anna Hinson at anna@artsinwayne.org for further information.