June 27, 2007
Ketron and DuBois Announce Grants for the
Over $9,000 Awarded to
Nashville, Tenn. – Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Rep. Tom DuBois (R-Columbia) along with the Tennessee Arts Commission are proud to announce the Maury County grant recipients for the upcoming fiscal year.
“Preserving the arts are an important aspect of enhancing the quality of life in our community,” said Ketron. “The Arts Commission’s matching grants are made possible through an appropriation of state funds by the legislature, federal dollars from the National Endowment of the Arts and by Tennesseans who purchase specialty and collegiate license
Organizations receiving awards are Highland Park Elementary School, $2,310; Maury County Public Library, $1,000; Columbia State Community College Foundation, $1,600 and Maury County Arts Guild, $4,240.
“The allocation process involves a review of citizen advisory panels made up of Tennesseans with expertise in appropriate arts disciplines and a review by the full 15-member Arts Commission,” commented DuBois. “I greatly appreciate the hard work by everyone involved. Maury County will truly benefit from the awards.”
“This state is indeed fortunate to have elected leaders who support the work of the Tennessee Arts Commission in building better communities through the arts,” said Ed Gerace, incoming Chairman of the Tennessee Arts Commission. “We are pleased with the amount of funding available for our grantees, and we are so grateful to Governor Bredesen and the General Assembly for recognizing the importance of the arts to all Tennesseans.”
The Tennessee Arts Commission is a state agency that supports quality arts experiences that add value to the quality of life in Tennessee communities. Additional information about the commission can be found at www.arts.state.tn.us.