$12K grant awarded to SCHF

Published 7:30 pm Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation has been awarded a $12,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

According to a release from the commission, “This grant is a portion of the $1.3 million in grants the Commission will award in 2017-2018 and will be used to continue the mission of the SCHF and bring exceptional events and quality programming to the community through artistic excellence. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.”

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“Arts organizations throughout the state of Mississippi play a pivotal role in sharing the power of the arts with people from all walks of life,” said Malcolm White, executive director of MAC. “The arts are for everyone, and the Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to support art organizations committed to growing the presence of the arts in their communities.”

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization, is committed to preserving the history and architecture of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, while providing all citizens with the opportunity to experience cultural, educational and artistic programs.

Among the numerous activities scheduled throughout the year, these funds are vital in supporting the River Kids free after school art program, the huge variety of concerts, workshops, lectures, exhibits and the many other events and programs that are instrumental in growing the awareness of the arts to the Vicksburg community and surrounding areas.