June 26, 2007
Crowe Announces Grants for the Arts
Over $150,000 Awarded to Washington County
Nashville, Tenn. – Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-JohnsonCity) along with the Tennessee Arts Commission are proud to announce the Washington 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 Crowe. “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 UMOJA/Unity Committee Inc., $4,500; the Johnson City Area Arts Council, $69,998; Hands On! Regional Museum, $2,800; Johnson City Symphony Orchestra Inc., $12,000 and the National Storytelling Association in Jonesborough, $63,500.
“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.
Currently serving his fifth term in the state Senate, Crowe is the Chairman of the Senate General Welfare, Health and Human Resources Committee and the Select Joint Committee on Veterans Affairs. He is also on the Senate Education Committee and the Senate Government Operations Committee.