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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 31, 2014

Cultural grants awarded in August

Sep 04, 2013
PHOTO SUBMITTED Recipients of grants awarded by the Fairfield Cultural Alliance Board were, from left, seated: Cindy Woodbury, Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk; Denyce Rusch, Fairfield Cultural Alliance; Kella Tshopp, Fairfield Art Association; standing: Jeff Fitz-Randolph, David Thebodo, Brian Simmons, Bob Shrem and Marcia Tiffany. all from the Fairfield Cultural Alliance; Stephen White, The Shakespeare Ensemble; Susan Shafer, Carnegie Historical Museum; Michael Halley, Fairfield Cultural Alliance; Rustin Lippincott, Fairfield Iowa Convention and Visitors Bueau and the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center; Gary Henry, Southeast Iowa Blues Society; Mark Shafer, Carnegie Historical Museum; Annalisa Clifford Miller, Maharishi School Alumni Association; Steve Tiffany, Fairfield Cultural Alliance; and Ken Walton and Stacy Mauer, Sustainable Living Coalition.

Members of the Fairfield Cultural Alliance Board awarded grants to several local organizations at a reception Aug. 27 at the home of Steve and Marcia Tiffanny

This year, the Fairfield Cultural Alliance received the largest number of submissions for grants since it began offering grants; 12 in total; and the alliance board members decided to divide the total monetary pool among the worthy recipients. None of the organizations got full funding for their projects, but each was helped.

Receiving mini-grants this year were the Carnegie Historical Museum Foundation for brochure updates; the Fairfield Art Association to help purchase canvases for its FAA Member Exhibit; The Shakespeare Ensemble to help pay for expenses for its recent play, “Arms and the Man”; Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk for graphic design expenses; the Sustainable Living Coalition to enhance its self-guided tour of Abundance EcoVillage; the Fairfield Iowa Convention and Visitors Bureau to pay event photographer Werner Elmker; the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center to help fund two shows: MarchFourth Marching Band and Lightwire; Maharishi School to fund expenses for the event Alumni Extravaganza; the Southeast Iowa Blues Society for a new “Blues in Schools” program; the ARC of Jefferson and Nearby Counties to fund a walk/run for Camp Courageous; Military Honors, an organization in conjunction with First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to fund an event honoring World War II veterans; and DuoSolo Foundation for New Music for a piano concert by Amir Khosrowpour to be held Sunday in Fairfield.

The Fairfield Cultural Alliance is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting arts and culture in Fairfield. Through its Cultural Trust Fund, it helps arts and cultural organizations create events and experiences for Fairfield. Learn more online at fairfieldculturaldistrict.org.

Those interested in becoming involved with the Cultural Alliance can contact Denyce Rusch, Fairfield Cultural Alliance Board president, by calling 472-3866 or emailing fairfieldculturalalliance@gmail.com.

 

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