The Laura Jane Musser Fund’s Arts Funding Program helps nonprofit arts organizations develop or sustain exceptional artistic opportunities for adults and children in the areas of literary, visual, music, and performing arts. Grants are provided to organizations in Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Wyoming. The Arts Collaborations component of the program supports partnerships of arts organizations with other community nonprofits or schools in order to provide participatory arts activities that spark a new interest in the community and engage participants in the creation of art. The Rural Arts component supports arts organizations located in rural communities in the targeted states. Priority is given to organizations that increase access to the arts through scholarships, hands-on activities, or community venues. The application deadline for both components of the program is March 24, 2010. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the program guidelines.
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