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Funding opportunities for the 2015 Local Arts Development Re-grantee program will begin in June, 2014. For more information contact: Diane Macris at dmacris@gccnj.edu or call: 856.464.5214.

FY14 New Jersey State Council on the Arts: Local Arts Program – $43,301 in Re-grantee Funds

  1. Spotliters
    Award: $2370
     Funding is requested for a musical performed by children “Disney’s Mulan JR” based on the Disney’s 1998 film “Mulan” and the story Fa Mulan by Robert D. San Souci. “Disney’s Mulan Junior” is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and a fighting spirit. 25 to 30 children are anticipated to be cast in numerous roles, many solo.

  2. West Deptford Free Public Library
    Award:  $3850
    How do the arts and sciences go together? Can they go together? This SAP: “Art Meets Science … Spark a Reaction …Fizz, Boom, WOW” will be a series of performances throughout the year by artists who will coordinate with theme related gallery and display cases exhibits; adult/senior, teen and children and family programs; along with library resources and collection materials. The audience will have the opportunity to experience different genres in the performing arts while incorporating a science theme.

  3. Glassboro Economic Development
    Award:  $1000

    GEDC would like to apply for funds to build the annual traditional Italian Festival in their downtown with the St. Anthony’s Mutual aid Society. These funds will pay for the “Verdi Band of Norristown” and pay traditional Italian musicians such as accordion players and Italian crooners.

  4. GC College Community Chorus
    Award: $1635

    Through a collaboration with the Rowan University String Ensemble and the Gloucester County Children’s Choir, the GCC Community Chorus requests funds for the interpretation and presentation of Hendel’s oratorio, “Messiah” at the United Methodist Church in Pitman on December 7, 2014.

  5. Woodbury Public Library
    Award:  $1000

    Funding will support the continuation of the monthly after school art and literature program for children 6-12 sponsored by the library and the Friends of the Library. This program will begin in January and will be presented the first Wednesday of every month highlighting a theme for each month. The goal is to expose children in the community to various art mediums and cultural traditions.

  6. City of Woodbury – Art in the Streets
    Award:  $3228
    Funding will support the continuation of “Art in the Streets” a free outdoor summer art program. The program takes place in seven economically disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout the city and is set up for 2-3 consecutive days giving children ages 7 to 12 the opportunity to explore their creativity and expression through creative take home projects each week.
     
  7. Glassboro Child Development Center
    Award:  $3375

    Funding will be used to expand the preschool and school age programs for hands on GIRLS and Mom and Daughter classes utilizing the skills of artists as teachers through programs in clay, sculpture, dance and mosaic to enhance the study of the sciences, technology, engineering and math.

  8. Music at Bunker Hill
    Award:  $3800
    To fund a series of affordable classical music concerts for the general public using professional soloists, a string quartet, and a woodwind quintet.

  9. Feast of the Assumption Committee: Newfield
    Award: $450

    This is a planning grant in order to organize an artistic committee who will seek artist proposals for a light installation on the grounds of the Feast of the Assumption Church in Newfield for the county wide festival in 2015.

  10. West Deptford Little Theater
    Award:  $2470
    Funding requested for the “Summer Magic Program” where children under the age of 15 are instructed and rehearsed in live theater performance skills, especially the art of drama and music in this six-week program which culminates with live performances.

  11. Center for Family Services
    Award: $3200

    This funding will expand homeless and underprivileged youths’ access to artistic forms of expression through dance, music and creative writing projects. Through programs with a certified art therapist and local artists, youth will discover individual artistic abilities and creative outlets for self expression that will promote self esteem.

  12. Gloucester County Children’s Choir
    Award: $3875
    The GGGG Operating Support funds will pay the choir’s artistic staff. Staff members spend months preparing the choir for their annual Spring and Winter Concerts. The choir is well known for its musical selections which are culturally and musically diverse and feature works by classical composers, spiritual and gospel selections, good humored comical selections and seasonally appropriate musical pieces.

  13. Learning Stages
    Award: $3460
    The 2014 GOS grant funding will support Learning Stages executive director/head teaching artist’s salary for programs such as: Daydreamers for 7-15 year old students, the Class Act After School Program, and Play in a Day a unique evening of one act plays providing acting and directing opportunities for young adults ages 16 and older.

  14. Gloucester County Italian Heritage Commission
    Award: $3650
    Support requested for the 11th annual Italian Heritage festival in October of 2014 on the grounds of Riverwinds Community Center. In the Italian tradition, the festival offers musical performances, folk dancing, food and craft vendors, and demonstrations along with children’s puppet shows, storytelling and Venetian mask making.

  15. The Road Company
    Award:  $2468

    The focus of this program will be to engage the African American populations with the South Jersey premier of the “Color Purple”.  Funding will be used to host a series of free community engagement events, such as book reading circles and film screening with the intention of building audiences for the show.

  16. GC Parks & Recreation Department – Theater Program
    Award:  $3470

    Summer theater program for children ages 8-12 and teen’s ages 13 – 17 years for this 5-6 week program culminating with performances.
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