October 24, 2012 —
STROUDSBURG, PA — Wayne County Arts Alliance and the Ritz Company Playhouse in Hawley as well as the Black Bear Film festival in Milford are the top grant recipients among Wayne and Pike County artists and arts organizations named to receive Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Grants. The announcement came this week from the Pocono Arts Council.
The following artists and organizations were named:
In the category of program grants: $2,000 to the Ritz Company Playhouse in Hawley, $2,000 to the Wayne County Arts Alliance, which received the highest score among all program grant applications considered, and $2,083 to Milford’s Black Bear Film Festival.
In the category of project grants for Wayne County artists and arts organizations: $1,207 to Honesdale Roots & Rhythm, $866 to artist Wendy Sue Hewitt, $758 to Kathy Jenkins Performing Arts Center and $328 to Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.
For Pike County project grants: $1,407 to Kindred Spirits Arts Programs, $1,299 to Delaware Valley Choral Society, $1,299 to Grey Towers Heritage Association, $938 to Milford Music Festival, $758 to Milford Borough Parks and Recreation Committee, $589 to Delaware Dancers $589 and $433 to Pike County Historical Society.
Two other Wayne County artists were awarded grants for projects they will do in Lackawanna County: $1,610 to Sally Wiener Grotta of Newfoundland and $789 to Dolores Hippler of The Hideout.
The PPA program is a partnership initiative between local arts organizations and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency. PPA is administered in the northeastern PA region by the Pocono Arts Council.