MARION – The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) Board recently approved more than $26,000 in program grants to the Palace Cultural Arts Association (PCAA), better known to the community as the Marion Palace Theatre, for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
The designated awards come from the OAC Sustainability grant program (supporting ongoing arts and cultural activities in all genres), along with the OAC Arts Partnership grant program (support for arts education projects that address the needs of individual learners and their communities).
The theatre was awarded $19,042 in Sustainability Program funding to present a season of diverse performing arts events and outreach programming, including national touring performances; local and regional performing arts presentations; film viewings, live events in the May Pavilion; arts education programming for participants of all ages; and sensory-friendly programming and other initiatives enhancing arts programming for people with disabilities.
Additionally, the Palace was awarded $7,125 in Arts Partnership funds to sponsor “The Academy on Tour” activities. This on-site performing arts program is set to launch next summer with plans to focus on economically disadvantaged youth and includes transportation to the Palace Theatre, public performances, and program evaluation.
Grants mentioned above are made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the OAC. The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. For more information about the Ohio Arts Council, visit http://oac.ohio.gov
Information regarding the PCAA and the Marion Palace Theatre can be found online at http://marionpalace.org