Cultural Foundation Awards $23,663 in Grants to 26 Harrison County Arts Organizations

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 11, 2018
The Cultural Foundation of Harrison County has announced the recipients of the 2018 Community Arts Grant Awards at its annual meeting on Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2:00 p.m., at Waldomore in Clarksburg.
The Cultural Foundation provides funding for local arts groups through memberships and donations from the community. Proceeds from the Grand Performances performing arts series also contribute to the award fund.

Penny Neeley, grants program chairman, has announced that this year 26 local arts organizations have been selected to receive grant awards.  These cash grants will enable them to present performances, workshops, school programs, and exhibits, market programs or purchase equipment. A total of $23,663 was awarded this year. This is the largest Community Arts Grant award to date.  In all, the Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 since the commmunity grant program was established.
Each grant recipient will give a brief description of their program and upcoming projects. One of the highlights of the event is from learning the extent of arts programming made possible, at least in part, by CAP funds.

To begin the annual meeting, local pianist and piano instructor Rayme Pullen played a selection of pieces on the Cultural Foundation’s Steinway grand piano. The piano is housed at Waldomore and is available for use by the public, through arrangement with the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library.

A reception followed the grant presentations. Additional information about the organization and membership application form can be found at
The organizations and activities that received grants this year were:
Harrison County STEAM Center — Harrison Co. Board of Education
Harrison County West Virginia Historical Society
Harrison County Youth Art Month Exhibition
West Virginia Black Heritage Festival Inc.
Robert C. Byrd Theater Department, Wizard of Oz
Creative Crossroads II: Performance — West Virginia Jazz Society
Expanding Musical Opportunities — West Milford Elementary
Music and Storytelling at the Historic Quiet Dell School House
Expanding Orchestral Strings in rural Schools — Mountaineer Middle
Holiday Music in the Library
Music at the Market — Clarksburg Farmers Market
Stonewall Jackson Civil War Roundtable Special Event
The 80th Anniversary Concert of the Madrigal Singers of Clarksburg
Celebration of Pipe Organ and Voice
Bridgeport High School - West Virginia State Thespian Festival 2018
Millenium Quilters 2018 Quilt Show
Wind Down Wednesdays — City of Shinnston
Beats at the BFM — Bridgeport Farmer’s Market
The eighth great field trip to Fallingwater Mill Run — Mountaineer Middle
Chance to Dance Gap Program — The Studio for the Performing Arts
The Ukulele in Hawiian Culture — Johnson Elementary
Summer Reading CHPL Fine Arts at the public library
Harrison County Theatre Awards — Vintage Theatre
Advocate for Culture Theatre Song — St. Mary’s Catholic School
The Act 2 Theatre Company
Fort New Salem
Shinnston Community Band

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