Cultural Alliance awards grants for arts projects


The Cultural Alliance of York County has announced the recipients of the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream grants.

The agency awards these grants once per year to individuals and organizations in York, Franklin, Adams and Fulton Counties, said Kelley Gibson, director of communications and engagement at the Cultural Alliance.

Project grants, which can be for as much as $2,500, are publicly funded through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, according to a news release.

"We're really happy to (administer the grants) for these four counties and to enable these projects to happen," Gibson said.

In York County, grants were awarded as follows:

•The Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Delta Theta, to present "The Clothesline Muse," a multidisciplinary theater project at York College

•Artist Randy Flaum, for his York Storykids "My Vision, My Community" project, which teaches children storytelling through photography

•Stewartstown Senior Center, to produce an art class for the public at their facility

•The artist collective known as Maker's Dozen, to host their 2nd annual open house tour of 12 artist studios in York

•Healthy World Café, for their "Art for All" series of music and visual art events in the café

•The Dillsburg Arts Council, to host a public series of cultural programs in their Dillsburg facility

•The York County Heritage Trust, to support their "Tavern Tastings" events featuring live music and art displays open to the public during York's First Fridays

•The White Rose Chorus, to produce their annual show at West York Area High School

•The Salvation Army, to bring in visual arts instructors to do "Meeting Michelangelo" hands-on arts education with their after-school participants

•The Unforgettable Big Band, to host concerts celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra

•The Parliament Arts Organization, to bring Manhattan-based installation artist Christina Watka into the Royal Square neighborhood of York City for a three-month public residency

•The YWCA of York, to create a "Welcome To Olde Towne East" mural that will be a public wayfinder for visitors to the Olde Towne East neighborhood

•Trinity United Church of Christ in Hallam, to provide free community cultural concerts of "Simple Gifts" at their facility

— Reach Julia Scheib at