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Lake County Tourism & Business Relations Division congratulates local United Arts grant recipients

RELEASE DATE: November 9, 2009

GROVELAND — The Lake County Department of Public Resources, Tourism & Business Relations Division, congratulates six local cultural organizations that were recently awarded 2010 Organizational Project Grants from United Arts of Central Florida.

As part of its mission to enhance the quality and variety of cultural experiences available in Central Florida, United Arts provides matching project grants through the Organizational Project Grants program to local nonprofit cultural organizations. The goal of these awards is to sustain ongoing projects, as well as to recognize and support imaginative and experimental ideas for arts, sciences, humanities and other cultural activities.

“We had a fine group of very strong Lake County candidates,” said Kathy Pagan with the Lake County Tourism & Business Relations Division and an advisory panel member for the United Arts of Central Florida. “All applicants from Lake County had remarkably creative programming that addressed their current economic challenges even as they persevered with momentum and inspiration to provide the best of cultural experiences to all Lake County residents.”

Local 2010 Organizational Project Grants included:
• $10,000 to Bay Street Players for the 2009-10 season
For more info: (352) 357-7777; www.baystreetplayers.org
• $6,080 to Leesburg Center for the Arts for 2009-10 season
For more info: (352) 365-0232; www.leesburgcenter4arts.com
• $4,914 to Lake Eustis Museum of Art for 2009-10 season of exhibits
For more info: (352) 483-2900; www.lakeeustismuseumofart.org
• $4,806 to Mount Dora Theatre Company for 2009-10 season
For more info: (352) 383-3133; www.icehousetheatre.com
• $2,822 to Lake Eustis Institute for the 2009-10 Community Concert Series
For more info: (352) 357-3995; www.lakeeustisinstitute.org
• $2,000 to Mount Dora Music Festival for 2009-10 season - music festival
For more info: (352) 383-2627; www.mountdoramusicfest.com

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