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County groups, schools receive grants for arts

October 01, 2002

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Seventeen Franklin County artists and non-profit organizations received $20,690 in arts grants through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program.

The Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts awarded a total of $38,500 in grants to 31 applicants in Adams, Franklin, Cumberland and Fulton counties recently through the ongoing re-grant program.

State Sen. Terry Punt, R-Franklin, and state Reps. Jeff Coy, D-Franklin, and Pat Fleagle, R-Franklin, helped present the checks and thanked the recipients for their commitment to the arts.

Applicants to the program had to submit their applications by June 30 and could request up to $3,000 for programing that will take place between Sept. 1 and Aug. 31, 2003.

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The Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts received 42 applications requesting more than $100,000, which were reviewed by a nine-member panel representing the four counties.

Franklin County grant recipients include:

  • Arts Outreach, $1,480 for a summer children's arts experience.

  • Chambersburg Community Theatre Inc., $1,330 for a production of "The Secret Garden."

  • Chambersburg Ballet Theatre Youth Co., $1,380 for a full-length ballet, "The Nutcracker."

  • Conococheague Institute for the Study of Cultural Heritage, $410 to host "Festival of Welsh Music and Song."

  • Cumberland Valley School of Music, $1,370 to continue its "Celebration of Jazz" series.

  • Franklin County Library System, $370 for four interactive performances.

  • Greencastle Area Arts Council, $500 for summer workshops for children.

  • Jennifer Kreyl, $1,680 to mount a production of her play "Crystal Weeds," with a panel discussion and audience feedback.

  • King Street Elementary School, $2,985 to bring musician and instrument maker Tom Jolin to the school as artist-in-residence.

  • Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, $1,200 for the "Lincoln Highway Pump Parade," a program that will feature vintage gas pumps painted by professional artists.

  • Marcus Steinour, $1,600 to mount his play "Scream in the Night."

  • Melinda Anglin, $500 to fund a Children's Gallery that would display art projects of Waynesboro, Pa., area students.

  • Opera Outreach, $1,175 to conduct 15 opera performance workshops.

  • Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies, $1,235 for an outdoor concert.

  • Summitview Elementary School, $1,350 to bring Slim Harrison as artist-in-residence.

  • Wilson College Education Department, $635 for a two-day poetry program.

  • Wilson College of Performing Arts Series, $1,490 to support artistic fees for four presentations.


Those interested in participating in the program next year may contact the arts council at 717-264-6883 or Susy Sponseller, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts coordinator, at 717-263-3745.

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