Havasu orchestra gets $3,500 from state
The Lake Havasu Regional Orchestra was one of 233 Arizona organizations to received a financial grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. The orchestra received a community investment grant in the amount of $3,500, according to a news release from the commission. The grants are part of the state’s $2 million investment in arts and culture programs in its $10.4 billion budget. The money comes from interest accrued from the state’s rainy day fund, the release said. The commission said its community investment grants provide operating support to nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, and tribal cultural organizations whos mission is to produce or teach the arts. Statewide, 183 community investment grants were awarded, totaling $2.41 million — a 10 percent increase over last year. Other grant winners in Mohave County included the Kingman Center for the Arts, which gets $5,000, and the Mohave Library Alliance/Workplace Education and Development Coalition of Mohave County, which received $2,000.
Review panels were composed of diverse community leaders, experts, educators, and arts practitioners from rural, urban, and suburban areas throughout Arizona. This year, 30% of panelists engaged in the process hailed from rural Arizona communities.