Sunday, June 19, 2011

State gives $2.5 million to arts organizations, including $87,284 to Jacksonville

Seven Jacksonville arts organizations are among the 224 in the state that will receive funds from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs next fiscal year.

Altogether, Jacksonville organizations will receive $87,284 from the $2.5 million in state grants.

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will receive $18,243, and Jacksonville Museum of Science & History will get $18,100.

Last year the state gave only $950,000 to arts organizations and the largest grant to a Jacksonville group was $7,358 to the Cultural Council of Great Jacksonville.

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