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Averitt Center receives grant from Council for the Arts
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The Averitt Center for the Arts was awarded a $12,500 grant from Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts July 9 as part of its Partner and Project grant funding for the 2016 fiscal year.
    A total of 81 organizations throughout the state were collectively awarded just over $795 thousand in funding for operating support (Partner Grant) or arts projects (Project Grant).
      "Each year, GCA staff and grant review panelists are overwhelmed by the commitment to and execution of incredible artistry exhibited by our applicants, as well as the deep impact that the programs and services delivered by these organizations have in their local communities. This grant cycle was no different," said GCA executive director Karen Paty. "We are proud to be able to support the work of organizations around the state that exemplify the role of the arts in community development, economic development and education."
    "These funds will help with operational support of the Averitt Center. Operational funds are the most difficult to secure for our organization," said Tim Chapman, Averitt Center for the Arts Executive Director. "In addition, receiving this grant is also validation from the Georgia Council for the Arts that the state is endorsing our program in Statesboro."
    Funds awarded by Georgia Council for the Arts include appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
    Georgia Council for the Arts uses peer review panels to adjudicate applications following National Endowment for the Arts precedent. Grant recipients include theaters, dance companies, museums, cities, colleges and multi-discipline arts entities.

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