Twenty three arts groups to receive grants

By: Emily Jones

Twenty-three groups will get between ten thousand and more than a hundred thousand dollars to expand access to the arts.

By: Emily Jones

As a poor economy cuts into charitable donations, some local arts groups are about to get a funding boost. PNC announced the recipients of thousands of dollars in Arts Alive grants Tuesday. Twenty-three groups will get between ten thousand and more than a hundred thousand dollars to expand access to the arts.

Arts organizations are facing cuts in state and local funding, and audiences and donors who can’t afford to donate.

Jamie Bronson is the director of institutional gifts and sponsorships for the Kimmel Center.

Bronson:  We’ve seen a change. We have not seen a change in people’s intention, the folks always remain committed, it’s just their resources have changed.

Experts say grants like those being offered by PNC are helping keep arts groups afloat.

The Kimmel Center is set to receive 40 thousand dollars for a program that offers free tickets to community groups. Bronson says the grant will keep the program running, so additional donations can help expand it.

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