QUINCY — The Nationwide Endowment for the Arts has awarded Arts Quincy the 2021 Arts Engagement in American Communities Award.
The award features a $10,000 grant to assist group arts entry tasks within the coming yr. The award acknowledges nonprofits which can be dedicated to partaking its communities within the arts by way of sturdy outreach, multi-disciplinary collaboration and dedication to range, fairness and inclusion in programing.
“The humanities make communities extra vibrant and fulfilling locations, assist us to heal, and strengthen our nation’s economic system,” stated Ann Eilers, performing chairman of the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts. “The Nationwide Endowment for the Arts is dedicated to supporting organizations nationwide, resembling Arts Quincy, serving to to make it attainable for our arts and tradition sector to develop and for extra Individuals to have entry to the humanities.”
Group Arts Entry packages embody public artwork and tradition occasions, artwork in schooling by way of Adams County colleges, and assist companies for 55 nonprofit arts and tradition organizations within the area.
“Arts Quincy believes within the energy of the nice arts to be a constructive driver of financial and emotional well-being for all elements of our group,” stated Arts Quincy Govt Director Laura Sievert. “We’re consistently reaching out to stakeholders to grasp their wants after which collaborating with funders and companions to make thrilling and fascinating packages attainable. ‘Arts Quincy: It’s for you!’ is greater than only a tagline. It’s an invite for each group member to really feel welcome and to seek out their house within the arts.”
Arts Quincy held three free group arts engagement occasions this yr together with two Summer time of the Arts packages on the Jackson Lincoln Pool and the current Sunday Stroll for George occasion at Invoice Klingler Path. The group has additionally been a collaborator with the Adams County Well being Division engaged on encouraging vaccinations by way of paintings and messaging this summer time.