Spokane Arts Grants Awards funds artistic reach

Today, Spokane Arts announced its first round of Spokane Arts Grants Awards for the year, with nine local artists or arts organizations receiving a total of $40,150 in aid from the nonprofit arts advocacy group. The monies will go to those working in a wide range of disciplines, including dance, theater, music, documentary, literature and the visual arts.

Spokane Civic Theatre will benefit from $5,000 of SAGA support to bring Shakespeare to life for local schoolchildren. The funding will assist the community theater in reaching a greater number of Spokane district students with hands-on theater workshops as they study the history of Shakespeare. With SAGA funding, Civic will be able to expand programming into schools that serve low-income families.

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Article by Audrey Overstreet for the The Spokesman Review