Vereb Announces Nearly $20,000 in Grants to Local Arts-Related Programs
COLLEGEVILLE — Determined to keep arts-related programs and organizations thriving across the 150th Legislative District, Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) today announced nearly $20,000 in state grants that were awarded to four local organizations through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
“These grants are essential to our communities because they are oftentimes used to kickstart new ideas for bringing the arts into our area, and help fund afterschool programs for our youth,” said Vereb. “Today more than ever the arts are needed by our young people as a forum for safe expression, communication, exploration, imagination, and cultural and historical understanding.”
Two dozen arts-related programs and organizations across Montgomery County were awarded these state grants, which collectively totaled more than $150,000. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency in the Office of the Governor, is a long-running grant program which funds hundreds of pro-arts programs across the state.
The 2012-13 state grant recipients across the 150th Legislative District include the Community Music School of Collegeville, $7,954; SRUTI The India Music and Dance Society, $2,362; Theatre Horizon, $3,792; and Ursinus College, $5,239.
Funding for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts comes from the citizens of Pennsylvania through an annual state appropriation by the General Assembly. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts also receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
State Representative Mike Vereb
150th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives