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TFAC receives three grants

Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) recently received notification of three grant awards, one from the North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC) and two from the Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF).
An “Arts and Audiences” grant from the NCAC was awarded for the March 10, 2012 main stage show in which the famed Washington, D.C., string quintet QuinTango will play an entire evening of tango music, accompanied by two championship dancers.
A tango class will be offered on stage immediately following the performance. An “Explore the Arts” program on March 1 will explore the tango in depth. The purpose of this grant is to expand audiences by exposing them to a certain branch of the arts while including activities around a particular performance.
TFAC will present the “Do-It-Yourself Messiah” on Thursday, Dec. 1 with the help of a Kirby Civic Events grant from PCCF. Being able to sing is not a requirement for participating in this evening, in which the audience and soloists will join in a performance of selections from Handel’s “Messiah.”
The PCCF has awarded TFAC a grant from the Unrestricted Fund to help TFAC build a database to keep track of everyone who uses the center and for what purpose. TFAC officials said the database will enable the center to be more efficient and accurate, which will improve their customer service and relationships with all who use the center.
The grant also provides for a new and improved website that will be clear and easy to navigate.
TFAC said its goal is to reach out to new and diverse audiences and to make sure the arts center is building relationships for the future to ensure the arts remain alive and relevant in the community. TFAC said it could not do this without the help of these two important funders.
TFAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the arts to people of all ages through a variety of experiences.
– article submitted
by Beth Child