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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