Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Small Grant Recipients – 2nd Quarter 2014-2015

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The Arts Council of York County, in Rock Hill, SC, is pleased to announce the allocation of Small Grants awards for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Small Grants are available to individual artists, non-profit organizations, teachers and schools throughout York County. These grants are designed to support specific arts activities that promote the individual artist’s professional development or career advancement and/or to support a wide variety of quality arts projects and programs that promote excellence in an arts discipline and make such excellence accessible for general community-wide audiences.
Organizations and individual artists residing in York County, SC may request up to $1,000 per grant and may receive up to two grants each calendar year.

Recipients include:
Culture & Heritage Museums | $500
On Oct. 14, 2014, the Culture and Heritage Museums presented a kick-off/press event announcing the McCelvey Center’s 2015 Southern Sound Series. The event, as well as the 2015 series, will be held in western York County’s historic Lowry Theatre located in the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York, SC. It is the vision of the Culture and Heritage Museums to create a community that greatly values cultural heritage; the Southern Sound Series specifically showcases musical acts whose work embodies the culture of the region. The Culture and Heritage Museums has been awarded $500 to help cover the costs of hiring legendary blues musician, Drink Small who will open and close the event.

Holly Glasscock| $1,000
Holly Glasscock is a full-time, self employed artist working in Catawba, SC. To further her knowledge and skills, Glasscock participates in at least one workshop each year. This Small Grant has been awarded to Holly Glasscock for professional development. Glasscock will travel to Monterey, CA to participate in Plein Air magazine’s annual convention and expo. There, she will have the opportunity to attend the Plein Air Basics Course that features artists such as Larry Cannon, Kathleen Dunphy, and Anne Laddon.

To review guidelines, visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org), on the Grants page under The Arts heading. The next deadline is Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, for programs occurring in January, February and March of 2015.

This small grants program is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation.

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