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Alliance awards arts grants

By Staff | Apr 29, 2011

The Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County a Certified Arts Community awarded $7,000 in grants in April to eight recipients to promote the arts and humanities in Jefferson County.

The American Conservation Film Festival received funding to support its 9th season. This season ACFF will present 50 new films which explore the perspective of conservation in today’s world as well as a variety of lectures, panel discussions and exhibits and activities for children and families. The festival runs Nov. 3 through 6.

The Shepherdstown Men’s Club received funding to support the Club’s arts and humanities activities in the greater Shepherdstown area. The club’s plans include conducting art exhibits, arts and craft shows, workshops and lectures related to all aspects of art, history and local culture. They will also co-sponsor an Earth Day Celebration this year at Morgan’s Grove Park and include an “art in the park” feature to get more artists involved.

The CraftWorks at Cool Spring in Charles Town, received funding to assist a six-week summer arts camp operated in two stages. This program starts June 20.

AHA! community grant projects must demonstrate positive community impact through the arts and humanities. Grant criteria and applications can be found at www.ahajc.org. Select Community Grants. The next grant application deadline is May 15.

For more information about AHA! or to receive the monthly e-newsletter visit our website at www.ahajc.org or contact Ron Widmyer, AHA! Community Grants Committee chair, at 304-725-4326.