City of Lawrence to distribute $150,000 in grant funding to arts nonprofits

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Lawrence’s Cultural Arts Commission will soon look to disseminate $150,000 in grant funding to local arts organizations.

The money is from an American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and culture sector recover from the pandemic, according to a city news release Monday.

“City of Lawrence staff are working with Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission members to develop a grant application program for local arts and culture non-profits to apply for funds,” according to the release.

To help determine funding levels, the city asks all interested Lawrence arts and culture organizations to fill out an intent to apply form at this link.

Organizations must be 501(c)(3) nonprofits or an independent entity of an institution of higher education based in Lawrence in order to qualify, according to information on the application website.

”The City and the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission are very happy to receive this grant and provide subgrants to help support our local arts and culture organizations as they recover from the financial impact of the pandemic,” Daniel Smith, chair of the Cultural Arts Commission, said in the city’s release.

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