Press Release May 9, 2017
The Granville Community Foundation is proud to announce a $10,000 grant to the Bryn Du Commission for support of the Granville Arts Collaborative Project to Develop a Comprehensive Community Plan for the Arts.
The idea for a Comprehensive Community Plan for the Arts comes from the Granville Arts Collaborative, which began as a series of Art Forums hosted by the Bryn Du Commission, the Granville Arts Commission, and the Granville Village School District. The Forums, attended by individual artists, studios, and interested persons, were initiated for the purpose of discussing ways in which the local art community could collaborate and more effectively provide opportunities, facilities, and funding for art education, expression, participation, and appreciation.
The Bryn Du Commission, which will hold the funds for the Plan for the Arts subject to the direction of the Arts Collaborative, states that the Plan for the Arts will result in “a more vibrant art scene for the whole community to enjoy.” Also, development of the Plan for the Arts will involve dozens of high school and Denison students led by a consultant, thus providing a unique educational opportunity for local students interested in the arts and arts management.
The Comprehensive Community Plan for the Arts will take a year to complete. The Bryn Du Commission reports that the consultant and students working on the Plan for the Arts will produce a report which “evaluates the current status of the arts in the Granville community, including programs, funding, and facilities, identifies gaps and opportunities, examines the commercial and arts tourism scene, and sets forth a sustainable community arts comprehensive plan."
This latest Granville Community Foundation grant is the Foundation’s 14th grant awarded in this year to-date. Other 2017 grants include $12,000 to the Kiwanis Club of Granville for funding of the Fireworks, $10,000 premier sponsorship of the Turkey Trot, $7,430 to the Granville Historical Society for exhibit development and building improvements, $6,000 to Granville Federation for the Advancement of the Blues for support of the Annual BluesFest, and $6,000 to the Granville Senior Center for meals, classes, and outreach. The Foundation has awarded over $200,000 to Granville non-profits over the last three years.