The Community Theatre of Howell has been awarded a grant of $6,074 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of over 500 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2019 funding.
Organizations receiving grant awards are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Local support of the project included: Archer Huntley Financial Services, TDR Orthodontics, Biggby Coffee #156, 1st National Bank, Charyl Stockwell Academy, High Flyers Gymnastics, Champion Chevrolet, Akin-Akin, Maria’s School of Dance and Aubrees Pizzeria. The Community Theatre of Howell also received significant support from its patrons.
The grant award along with the matching funds will be used to begin a five-year process to upgrade the theatre’s lighting system. The first phase of the transition to LED lighting will being immediately so that they are fully functional for the opening show of Annie on Nov. 15.
The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.
A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MCACA at (517) 241-4011 or by visiting the MCACA website at www.michigan.gov/arts.