SKARTS Announces 2014 Grants Awards

9 June 2014

Aub ChambThe SKANEATELES AREA ARTS COUNCIL (SKARTS) is pleased to announce seven grant awards for the 2014 funding cycle.  They are:

Auburn Chamber Orchestra for $500 to hold a concert at the Merry-Go-Round Theater on October 24, 2014.

Auburn Public Theater for $750 to support and advance the Auburn Public Chorus.

Barrow Art Gallery in Skaneateles for $1,000 to update and replace the gallery lights.

The Masterworks Chorale for $750 to help purchase a riser.

Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce for $750 towards the purchase of five heavy-duty easels to display artwork of students or area artists during First Fridays.

Skaneateles Music Guild for $750 for the annual July free summer concert.

The Spafford Area Historical Society for $1,000 for the purchase of lighting fixtures for the Borodino Grange Hall stage.

To date, SKARTS has issued 63 grants to individual artists, arts organizations, choral groups, museums, schools, theaters, and other community non-profit organizations since the program was begun in 2006.

SKARTS’ funding for community projects is dependent on revenue raised primarily from its annual Gala fundraising event featuring visiting artists and a professionally catered dinner.

This year’s Gala will be held at The Stella Maris Retreat Center overlooking Skaneateles Lake on Sunday, July 27, featuring pop superstar Melissa Manchester.

The mission of SKARTS is to celebrate the visual, performing and literary arts by creating an environment where cultural activity thrives in our community.  SKARTS is a tax exempt, non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

For further information on SKARTS grants program, contact Gail van der Linde at 315-685-5061.

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