Share Art Genesee 2019 Community Arts grants awarded

FLINT — Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) is pleased to announce the 2019 Share Art Genesee Community Arts Program Grants Awards. GFAC will be making grants to established nonprofit and governmental arts and cultural institutions.

The Share Art Genesee Program was established to provide grants to build the capacity of local arts organizations in reaching their potential in transforming our communities into vibrant, inclusive destinations with a unique sense of place.

“Art can be a powerful way for multiple narratives to be heard, seen, and included in the knowledge and experiences of a community. The arts can build a sense of community through shared experiences, improved quality of our lives by providing outlets for the creativity inherent in all of us and stimulate economic development by attracting visitors to our community” stated Thomas Webber, Chairperson, Greater Flint Arts Council.

This initiative puts your tax dollars to work as the program is funded in whole by Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds.

Greg Fiedler, President and CEO, Greater Flint Arts Council commented, “We thank the voters of Genesee County for recognizing the important role the arts play in the lives of all those who reside here and approving this grant program to support arts education, and cultural enrichment programs at nonprofit and governmental arts and cultural institutions in Genesee County.”

Funds were distributed at the Share Event, May 15.

Among the recipients were: The Grand Blanc Arts Council, $3,500; the Swartz Creek Area Art Guild, $11,200; the Flint Community Players, $30,000; and the Swartz Creek Fine Arts Association, $10,000. — G.G.

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