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Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant

Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation of Vicksburg has been awarded a $17,500 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the $1.5 million in grants the Commission will award in 2012-2013.

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July 3, 2012 - PRLog -- The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation (SCHF) of Vicksburg has been awarded a $17,500 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).  This grant is a portion of the $1.5 million in grants the Commission will award in 2012-2013 and will be used to continue the mission of the SCHF and bring exceptional events and high quality programming to the community through artistic excellence.  The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.  

“The grants awarded by the Commission to arts organizations across the state provide funding for the staging of festivals, theatre performances, and many other arts-related activities.  With these funds, the organizations work diligently to help tell the unique story of their community, and to reinforce the value of building a creative economy.  These groups prove that arts programs are vital to stimulate economic growth,” said Malcolm White, Executive Director of MAC.  “Additionally, the arts provide a positive environment for learning, both in the classroom and in the community.”

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization, is committed to preserving the history and architecture of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, while providing all citizens with the opportunity to experience cultural, educational and artistic programs.  Among the numerous activities scheduled throughout the year, these funds are vital in supporting the River Kids free after school art program, the huge variety of concerts, workshops, lectures, exhibits and the many other events and programs that are instrumental in growing the awareness of the arts to the community and surrounding areas.  

The Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, serves the residents of the state by providing grants that support programs to enhance communities; assist artists and arts organizations; promote the arts in education and celebrate Mississippi’s cultural heritage.  Established in 1968, the Mississippi Arts Commission is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, the Phil Hardin Foundation, the Riley Foundation, the Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson and other private sources.  The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and in arts education.  

For information from the Mississippi Arts Commission, contact Susan Dobbs at 601.359.6031 or sdobbs@arts.state.ms.us.

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