Arts Council Awards Over $400,000 In COVID-19 Relief Funding

Arts Council Awards Over $400,000 In COVID-19 Relief Funding

10:44am Dec 22, 2020
EDDIE GARCIA/WFDD

Financial help is on the way for arts organizations in Forsyth County, with over $400,000 in COVID-19 relief funding being awarded. 

The Arts Council of Winton-Salem & Forsyth County announced Tuesday that the money will be divided among 21 arts and cultural organizations.

The funding is part of the state’s spending plan for funds received through the federal CARES act.

Chase Law is the Arts Council President and CEO. Law says in a news release that each organization can expect to receive between $10,000 and $30,000, depending on the amount of eligible expenses submitted in the application process.

Winston-Salem, now branded as the “City of Arts and Innovation,” has been hard hit by the repercussions of shutdowns related to COVID-19.

Forsyth County’s nonprofit arts industry supports more than 5,500 full-time workers, accounting for almost $130 million in resident household income. It normally generates nearly $15 million in local and state tax revenues.

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