Community Arts Grant 2021

The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin recently distributed $94,700 through its Community Arts Grant Fund to 20 local organizations to assist them with their arts-related programming.

By: Sue Nelson
Program Officer

27 May, 2021

$94,700 Awarded in Community Arts Grants in 2021

The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin recently distributed $94,700 through its Community Arts Grant Fund to 20 local organizations to assist them with their arts-related programming.

Projects designed to complement, enhance, or expand new or existing cultural activities throughout Marathon County were eligible to receive funding. To qualify, some portion or outcome of the project must be open to the public.

“After a year of uncertainty and canceled events in 2020, the Community Arts Grant committee reviewed applications with a renewed sense of hope and excitement for the future of arts programming in our community” said Ann Werth, Chair of the Distributions Committee of the Community Foundation. “We look forward with anticipation for the events that will take place within our community this year that draw people from around the region to our area”.

Funding for the Community Arts Grant program has been provided through the Wisconsin Arts Board, a state agency, the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation, and the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin’s Wausau Marathon County Fund. The Wisconsin Arts Board awarded an $18,600 grant to the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wisconsin Arts Board, to bring decision-making on arts funding to the local level. Partnered by a $31,400 grant from the Foundation’s Wausau Marathon County Fund, and a $50,000 match by the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation this program will continue to make a tremendous impact on the Arts within Marathon County in the upcoming year.

The deadline to apply for a Community Arts Grant in 2022 is April 15. Contact Sue Nelson, Program Officer at the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin at 715-845-9555 for grant guidelines and application instructions.

Organization

Purpose Grant Amount
Central WI Educational Theater Alliance

Production of CATS

$5,100

Central WI Water Ski Show Team

Central Wisconsin Water Walkers Show Production

$2,290

Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra

Dorothy Vetter Memorial Education Concerts for Fourth Graders

$1,870

Community Ballet Program

2021-22 Program Year

$6,100

Kids from Wisconsin

Community Arts Spotlight and Performance

$5,000

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

A Glass Act

$6,300

LuCille Tack Center for the Arts

2021-22 Arts Adventure Educational Series

$6,200

Marathon County Public Library

Central Wisconsin Book Festival

$6,200

Opera for the Young

Cinderella in Marathon County

$1,695

Performing Arts Foundation

Access for All Program at the Grand 2021-22 Season

$6,100

Rise Up Central Wisconsin

“Project Hope” – Rise Up’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

$6,100

Robert W. Monk Gardens

Theatre in the Gardens

$6,000

South Beach Chamber Ensemble

South Beach Up North 2022

$5,135

Summit Players Theatre

Shakespeare in the State Parks – The Winter’s Tale

$3,000

Village of Kronenwetter

Kronenwetter Historical Mural

$5,000

Wausau Community Theater

Pippin

$5,100

Wausau Concert Band

Band Concert

$700

Wausau Conservatory of Music

WCM 2021 Summer Programming

$6,000

Wausau Events

Concerts on the Square

$6,300

Wausau River District

Art Lives Here: Lighted Sculpture Contest

$4,510

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