Eight Local Arts Organizations Receive Martin Grant

Alexandria, LA – Eight non-profit Arts organizations in Central Louisiana have been awarded funding from the 2015 Martin Foundation Grant.  This grant is administered by the Arts Council on behalf of the Roy O. Martin Foundation.  This grant is available only in Rapides Parish to 501c(3) non-profit arts organizations and artists with a fiscal agent for Project Assistance.  The recipients of the 2015 Martin Foundation Grant are as follows:

Alexandria Museum of Art received funding for its “Art Express” and “Visual Thinking Strategies” projects, designed to provide Arts enrichment to Title I schools.

Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare, Inc. obtained support for their project, “Mandalas:  Circles of Healing and Hope”, which will be utilized as a therapeutic tool to help individuals or families dealing with cancer.

City Park Players received assistance with the production costs for two of their plays, “The Sunshine Boys” and “The 39 Steps.”

Rapides Symphony Orchestra was awarded funds for their “Concerto Competition for Youth and Young Adults.”

Red River Chorale received funding to hire additional musicians for their annual Christmas Concert.

Red River Dance Theatre Co. received funds to help purchase new costumes for their annual production of “The Nutcracker.”

River Oaks Square Arts Center received support for their project “Cultural Diversity:  Opportunities and Expression”, which combines the artistic talents of a young artist-in-residence at River Oaks with those of individuals with developmental disabilities. A public art mural will be created on the Second Street, incorporating painted ceramic tiles and street art.

The T.R.E.E.House Children’s Museum received funding for their “World Traveler” program, which will provide unique learning experiences about cultures from all over the globe.

The Arts Council wishes to congratulate all of this year’s recipients and thank the Martin Foundation for their generosity and commitment to the arts in Central Louisiana.