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Creative Health Impact Grant Awards Announced


The 1889 Foundation and Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance have announced the recipients of the 2016 Creative Health Impact Grant Awards. The awards were made possible through funding provided by the 1889 Foundation, and support arts programs related to health and wellness in Cambria and Somerset Counties.

Eleven applicants completed grant applications and 6 were selected by a grant panel to receive funds for their projects. The funded projects are:

Bottleworks Ethnic Arts Center – Project Title: “Mindful Arts Initiative” – This project is a part of the emerging healing arts programs at Bottleworks, with grant dollars used to fund the educational certification of the central facilitator.

Community Arts Center of Cambria County – Project Title: “The Language of Art” – This project is designed to provide free art classes and workshops for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Johnstown Concert Ballet – Project Title: “Dancing for a Difference” – This project brings Kairos Alive to the region, with intergenerational and interactive programs for all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds.

Mount Aloysius College – Project Title: “Opening Minds through Art at Mount Aloysius College” – This project is a part of Mount Aloysius’s Expressive Arts for Healing academic program providing opportunities for people with dementia.

Mountain Playhouse – Project Title: “Seniors on the Go: An Interactive Day of Artistic Discovery” – This project provides transportation and interactive arts activities for senior citizens who wish to see matinee performances at the Mountain Playhouse.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art – Project Title: “Arts for the Ages” – This project involves five-day arts residencies with trained artists working with senior citizens at selected senior centers in the area.

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