(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the second round of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Cityof Lansing Arts Project Grants totaling $42,500 were awarded to five local arts and cultural organizations. These grants are funded through the City of Lansing and administered by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.
“Arts and culture played a significant role in keeping the energy and vitality of our city high during a very difficult year for us all,” said Mayor Andy Schor. “We are very fortunate to have so many talented,creative artists and arts organizations in our region who despite the challenges of 2020, continued to make art and provide arts and culturalexperiences for our community. We are in times of great change, and fundingthese arts projects is just one way that we are meeting the needs of our community.These projects will add vibrancy to our city and encourage residents andvisitors to explore all that Lansing has to offer,” Schor said.
The City of Lansing Arts and Culture Grants are designed to support arts organizations and create community-driven artistic projectsthat capitalize on Lansing’s assets, inspiration and potential, contributing toa “sense of place” for residents, businesses and visitors. The ArtsProject Grants specifically look for community-driven arts projects andprograms that increase access to arts and culture for residents, businesses andvisitors to the City of Lansing.
The FY2021 Round Two Arts Project grantees are:
Capital City Film Festival: PLAY, aninteractive virtual reality and gaming gallery and House of More: a dedicated experimental art space and curated collection of films and media centered onengaging citizens in dialogue around social justice.
Lansing Symphony Orchestra: Collaborative Neighborhood Concerts.
Michigan Institute for Contemporary Arts: Hybrid MusicFestivals.
Pass it On Community Center: Own YourColor Mixed Visual Arts Program for Youth
Peppermint Creek Theatre: Lansing State Journal’s Storytellers Project Production, highlighting the voices of Lansing’s Black and Brown community.
“We are pleased to congratulate this year’s recipientsand thank the Arts Council of Greater Lansing for their work inadministering these funds and supporting these projects,” said Schor.
“The Arts Council is so proud to administer these annualgrants, and we are extremely grateful to Mayor Schor and the City of Lansing for providing these funds that help our region grow in the arts,” said Meghan Martin, Arts Council executive director. “We are so proud of all of our arts and cultural organizations and the work they do to make Greater Lansing an outstanding place to live, work and play.”
This is the second round of Arts Project funding by theCity of Lansing for 2021. The first round of grantees was announced in earlyDecember 2020. For more information regarding area arts funding, arts projectsand upcoming grant opportunities, visit the Arts Council of Greater Lansing’swebsite at www.lansingarts.org.