The Scottsdale Cultural Council recently awarded $57,714 to 16 nonprofit organizations ranging from opera and theater companies to an international film festival.
“We were very pleased with the diversity of applications and the quality of work that is being produced by Scottsdale organizations as well as Valleywide organizations that present programs in Scottsdale,” said Marilyn Reinstein, Scottsdale Cultural Council trustee, in a statement.
“Community members, including schools and social service organizations, will have great opportunities to participate in stellar programs in the coming year.”
Through its 2007-08 Community Arts Grant Program, the Cultural Council received 25 applications requesting a total of $163,625 in support.
An all-volunteer panel reviewed the grant applications and made funding recommendations to the council.
The grants are funded by Scottsdale through a direct appropriation to the Cultural Council. They provide support for Scottsdale and Valley arts and cultural organizations.
Additional information about the Scottsdale Cultural Council is available online at www.scottsdalearts.org or by calling (480) 994-2787.
2007-08 community arts grants
• Arizona Arts Chorale: “Songs of Struggle and Hope,” a Holocaust memorial concert ($1,050)
• Arizona Musicfest: Orchestra expansion with expanded repertoire and number of musicians ($2,000)
• Arizona Opera: School tour of “Mini-Magic Flute,” with accompanying education programs ($3,100)
• Arizona Theatre Company: Matinee Extension Series for Coronado High School with accompanying in-class workshops ($1,800)
• Arizona Wolf Trap Program: “Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts” in four Scottsdale Head Start Programs ($3,600)
• Arizona Women’s Theatre Company: “No Child,” a onewoman show by Nilaja Sun about educational issues that impact at-risks students ($6,750)
• Ballet Arizona: Student matinees with accompanying discussions ($1,080)
• Childsplay: Scottsdale School Touring Program in five schools ($6,750)
• Concerned Citizens for Community Health: Vista del Camino Ballet Folklorico program ($2,284)
• Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation: Education outreach programs focusing on architecture and design ($1,500)
• Free Arts of Arizona: Swan Lake: “The Big Splash,” a multidisciplinary program in dance and visual arts ($4,950)
• Gold Lion Productions: Ninth annual “Celebration of Dance” featuring many local and out-ofstate dance companies ($2,000)
• Jazz in Arizona, Inc.: “Catch a Rising Star” concerts, a series featuring established and emerging musicians ($6,750)
• Mohave Middle School: “Community Collage: A Photographic Exploration,” a photographic artist residency resulting in a permanent work of public art for the school courtyard ($3,600)
• Scottsdale Community Players/ Greasepaint Players: Artist/ designer recruitment and retention ($1,500)
• Scottsdale International Film Festival: 2008 festival ($9,000)