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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture Grants Awarded

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Thanks to a $34,000 grant provided by The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture and the City of Grand Junction, cultural events will be available to the community again in 2021. Twelve local non-profit organizations received an art grant for cultural projects ranging from $1,200 - $3,800 for theatrical performances, art and music camps, art exhibits, an arts festival, film and media projects, and a community art project. These diverse projects will provide opportunities for our community to come together.

The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture manages the art grant program. Commissioners are responsible for promoting, attending, and evaluating each event. The goal is to help organizations put-on high-quality events for our community. Many of these events are free or at a minimal cost to the public thanks to this art grant. A new requirement for organizations this year was a contingency plan of online conversion, if necessary, to hold their events.  Congratulations to the following organizations:

OrganizationProgramFunding
Grand Valley Public Radio
KAFM Arts & Entertainment Calendar
$3,450
Mesa County Libraries Foundation
Do Art, Feel Better: Community Art Project
$3,000
Western Colorado Watercolor Society
Rockies West National Show 2022
$1,200
Rocky Mountain Public Media
Colorado Voices
$2,300
Western Colorado Writers Forum
Three Projects
$3,100
Grand Mesa A Cappella Chorus
Holiday Show
$1,450
Downtown Grand Junction
Downtown Art Festival - Panel Murals
$3,800
Charisma Chorus
June Music Day Camp 2021
$2,400
Museums of Western Colorado
2021 Chautauqua
$3,400
Postvention Alliance
Youth Vision Art for Wellbeing Film & Media Project
$3,300
Western CO Center for the Arts
Virtual Spring Art Week
$3,400
We Create Heart
Enchanted Planet TV Show
$3,200


The art grant program is open to any Colorado non-profit agency for arts and cultural projects that are held in Grand Junction.  For more information on the grant program and the following projects please visit www.gjarts.org.

Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager | 970-244 1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

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