Ten Area Nonprofit Arts Organizations Receive COVID-19 Cultural Grant
Governor Tony Evers announced that $15 million in COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grants has been awarded to 385 cultural organizations across Wisconsin. Ten nonprofit cultural organizations in Eau Claire, Chippewa, and Dunn counties have awarded a combined $531,065.91 in grants.
“Just like small businesses, cultural organizations have taken a major financial hit,” said DOA Secretary Joel Brennan. “We’re all in this together. We hope that these funds will make it possible for us to be able to enjoy the museums, theaters, and music from these organizations once it is safe to do so again.”
Administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), the COVID-19 Cultural Organizations Grant program provides grants to nonprofit organizations whose primary missions are to produce, present, or exhibit cultural disciplines such as music, dance, theater, literature, and the visual arts, or items of environmental or scientific interest. Grant awards can be used to cover pandemic-related impacts such as lost revenue, increased workers’ compensation costs, cleaning and sanitization, and purchases of services or equipment to facilitate telework by employees.
Chippewa Valley-based nonprofit cultural organizations who have received grants include:
- Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Chippewa Falls
- Chippewa Valley Museum, Eau Claire
- Chippewa Valley Symphony, Eau Claire
- Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, Eau Claire
- Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, Eau Claire
- Confluence Council Inc. (Pablo Center at the Confluence), Eau Claire
- Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, Eau Claire
- Eau Claire Children’s Theatre, Eau Claire
- Eau Claire Jazz Inc., Eau Claire
- Mabel Tainter Literary, Library, and Educational Society, Menomonie
A full list of regional and state grant recipients is available HERE. More information regarding the COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program is available HERE.