Volume 53, Number 5

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Community Foundation of Middle Tn awards $4355 in grants in Pickett County

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has distributed $3,475 in Arts Build Communities grants and $880 in Student Ticket Subsidy grants to Pickett County institutions to nurture artists and help students experience arts and cultural events.
In partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission and funded by the Tennessee General Assembly, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee facilitates the Arts Build Communities (ABC) and Student Ticket Subsidy grant programs.
The ABC grant program aims to strengthen communities by funding projects that nurture artists and arts organizations. The following Pickett County organizations were awarded ABC grants:
Friends of Cordell Hull has received a grant to host a folk festival centered around the life of Cordell Hull that features Appalachian musicians, craft artisans, and demonstrators.
Good Neighbors Theatre, Inc. has received a grant to present a community-wide holiday theatrical production for the residents of Pickett County.
The Student Ticket Subsidy grant program is designed to ensure that Tennessee's public school students have access to live performance and arts and cultural events, and reimburses ticket costs for students in 35 counties The Community Foundation serves.
In Pickett County, 100 students are participating in arts and cultural events with the help of Student Ticket Subsidy grants. Pickett County K-8 School has received a grant for students to attend Cumberland County Playhouse.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee: The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 720 charitable funds. In the past 18 years, The Community Foundation has distributed $460 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.

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