At the July 2019 Board meeting, the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board approved $10,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations and schools. The grants will help fund local poetry, literature, visual art, music, theatre, and film events and programs in Georgetown.
The Georgetown arts and culture community is expanding and developing quickly, as evidenced by the number of arts and culture organizations that have never applied for a Georgetown Arts and Culture grant before. In addition to the traditional art, music, theatre, and cultural heritage grant applications, it’s great to see funding requests for poetry, literature, and film. Non-traditional musical perfomances such as pop-up, outdoor Baroque concerts and symphony performances of popular cartoon theme songs, as well as theatre arts performances such as magic shows are some examples of new genres popping up in our local arts and culture scene.
The events and programs funded in this grant cycle include:
Austin Opera for Austin Opera LIVE at the Georgetown Public Library – $661
Cinematic Symphony for Toon Tunes – Animation Concert – $1200
Elementary GISD Librarians for San Gabriel River Reader Author Presentation – $1760
Georgetown Poetry Festival for Georgetown Poetry Festival – $700
Georgetown Texas Photography for Georgetown Texas Photography Festival Co-Hosted by the Williamson Museum (Second Annual) – $772
Magic Hotline for Magic Mondays at Boys and Girls Club! – $500
New Vintage Baroque for New Vintage Baroque Pop-Up Concert Series – $1142
The Georgetown Palace Theatre for Inclusion in the Theatre – $1200
Southwestern University for Georgetown Green Film Series – $865
Writers’ League of Texas for Texas Writes: Georgetown – $1200
Funds are for events and programs taking place in Georgetown between October 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.