Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Cultural Council Gives $2.47M to 22 Groups; Museum of Science & History Receives Largest Grant of $349,000

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Cultural Council Gives $2.47M to 22 Groups; Museum of Science & History Receives Largest Grant of $349,000

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Byline: Charlie Patton

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville announced Thursday it has given $2.47 million to 22 cultural organizations for fiscal year 2012-13 through the Cultural Service Grant Program. The grant program is funded by the city and administered by the Cultural Council.

The largest grant, $349,226, went to the Museum of Science & History, one of six Level I organizations with annual budgets of more than $1 million.

Other Level 1 grants went to the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, $341,730; the Florida Theatre, $285,155; the Jacksonville Symphony Association, $327,380; the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, $174,736; and WJCT Public Broadcasting, $307,656.

The largest grant to a Level II organization (annual budget of $250,000-$1 million) was $157,672 to the Cathedral Arts Project. Other Level II organizations receiving grants were the Beaches Museum and History Park, $38,933; Friday Musicale $35,598; Jacksonville Children's Chorus, $58,723; Players by the Sea, $72,958; the Ritz Chamber Players, $37,249; the Riverside Fine Arts Association, $27,060; Theatre Jacksonville, $95,436; and Theatreworks, $49,142.

The largest grant to a Level III organization (annual budget less than $250,000) was $41,469 to the Jacksonville Historical Society. …

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