Woodlands Arts Council awards over $ 32,000 in micro-grants to area schools and private organizations to support the arts

THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC) proudly awarded a total of $ 32,420 in micro-grants to nine local schools and three private organizations / artists in the area on January 5, 2022.

The awards are the result of the inaugural Dr. David Gottlieb Education Microgrant and The Woodlands Arts Council Artist Microgrant programs of the Woodlands Arts Council which were launched last fall by TWAC to support the arts in the local community. Grants ranged from $ 250 to $ 5,000 per project.

The Woodlands Arts Council’s Dr. David Gottlieb Education Micro-grant was available to outstanding visual and performing arts teachers in public and private schools and arts-related nonprofit applicants throughout Montgomery County. They submitted applications for specific projects in the field of visual and performing arts. Two of the projects chosen for funding will be sponsored by Chris and Christi Wren in memory of Judith K. Wren.

The Woodlands Arts Council Artist Microgrant has supported individual artists who have submitted applications for specific projects in the visual or performing arts. The proposed projects involved and / or had a direct impact on students or underserved adult populations.

Applicants’ projects ranged from a new oven and sketchbook swap to printmaking supplies and a digital art program that requires iPads, to name a few.

“With this inaugural year of micro-grants, we are expanding the means of the Woodlands Arts Council to bring art to everyone,” said James Stilwell, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TWAC. “Since its inception, the Woodlands Arts Council has given and spent more than $ 1.2 million to charity with our outreach and public art programs. Why? Because art matters! Over the coming year, we look forward to telling the community more about the impact of these great micro-grant projects! ‘

The Woodlands Arts Council will also be awarding several art scholarships to high school students in the Montgomery County area. Applications should be sent by January 24, 2022. More information is available at https://www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org/p/programs/studentartscholarship.

Jenny Carattini-Wright, Executive Director of TWAC, added, “We are delighted to be able to promote the arts in our local community through these micro-grant outreach efforts. This was the first year that we were launching these programs and it was a huge success. We look forward to 2022 and encourage local educators and artists to visit our website and follow us on social media for your next round of application opportunities.

Visit www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.com to learn more about the Council’s programs and Fidelity Investments. The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival runs April 9-10, 2022. Find out how you can have fun volunteering, sponsoring and participating. Because art matters!

The Woodlands Arts Council provides opportunities for regional, cultural and educational enrichment that encourage, support and promote the visual and performing arts in our community. From award-winning Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival to public art installations and year-round community and educational outreach programs for Because Art Matters, the council has one main goal… to make our community better… because art account !

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