Four local arts organizations will receive more than $200,000 in grant money in October 2020 from the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA). Most of this funding became available locally when Arts!Longview received the TCA cultural district designation in September 2019. “As a direct result of Arts!Longview’s designation as a cultural district, our art partners were eligible for the first time to apply for this bucket of state-level funding,” said Nancy Murray, President of the Arts!Longview Board of Directors.
Arts!Longview will receive a $70,000 matching grant which will be used to produce and install beautiful light-pole banners, utility-box wrappers, street-sign toppers, murals and entryway monuments throughout the cultural district. The cultural district includes most of downtown Longview, the LeTourneau University campus, and the South Mobberly Avenue corridor connecting the two.
ArtsView Children’s Theatre received $16,850 in grants to support its main-stage productions and its efforts to keep children and families engaged in the performing arts during the pandemic.
The Longview Museum of Fine Arts received $95,000 which will be used to upgrade the museum’s facility and underwrite upcoming exhibits.
The Longview Symphony received $24,000 to help underwrite its upcoming concert featuring music from the Harry Potter movie soundtracks.
The mission of Arts!Longview is to spark a love of the arts, history and culture in order to celebrate and enhance our creative community. Providing access to new funding sources is one of the many ways Arts!Longview is helping support and promote the cultural organizations in Longview.
Arts!Longview is a 501 c 3 organization.
Local News Coverage about Cultural District grants
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