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Village Arts receives grant

By Staff | Jun 24, 2016

In support of their efforts to provide arts programming in their community, Village Arts, Inc. has been awarded a $7,994 Institutional Support grant by the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA).

Village Arts was among 56 recipients of the most recent Institutional Support grants awarded by the NDCA. The Institutional Support grant program is designed to benefit artists, arts organizations, and the general public. The program provides general support for qualifying arts and cultural organizations that have proven they have strong management and leadership, quality artistic programming and services, and are an important part of the arts infrastructure in their communities.

A total of $426,344 was awarded during this grant round.

The grant will help to provide funds toVillage Arts for the community orchestra and choir, Strings program, dance classes, writers’ programs, visual arts, children’s and adult theatre productions.

“Village Arts is thrilled to receive funding by the NDCA! We could not possibly do even a portion of what we do in our community without this valuable support.” says Bonnie Berginski, VP/Business Mgr of Village Arts, Inc.

Village Arts, Inc. has been a very active part of this community for the past 49 years. The goal of Village Arts has been to provide opportunities for residents to become involved in all aspects of the Arts. Membership is open to all interested. Village Arts produces at least two concerts annually, winter and spring. Anyone interested in performing in the choir or orchestra is invitedto participate. Village Arts has long been known for the wonderful summer theatre productions. Each summer area actors and musicians take the stage and provide entertainment for hundreds of people. June 27, 28, 29, and 30th Village Arts presents, “See How They Run” by Phillip King, show time is 8pm at the Tilman Hovland Auditorium, Rugby High School. This is a British Comedy guaranteeing a laugh a minute! The Village Arts Children’s theatre will be performing “The Phantom Toll Booth ” by Susan Nanus July 28 – 30.

These projects are supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, Village Arts gratefully acknowledges its other supporters, including all community sponsors and local patrons.

The Institutional Support grant runs in a three-year cycle, with applications being accepted again starting in late 2018 – early 2019. For more information, contact the Council on the Arts at 701-328-7592 or visit www.nd.gov/arts.

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