Arts commission awards Mesa programs grants

The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the state of Arizona, on July 1 announced 222 grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, schools and community organizations in the categories of community investment, arts learning and festival grants.

Mesa recipients include:

Arts learning grants
•The U-Turn Foundation, Mesa, $3,000

Community investment grants
•East Valley Children’s Theatre, $3,000
•i.d.e.a. Museum Board of Directors, Inc., $ 20,000
•Mesa Arts Center, $35,000
•Mesa Encore Theatre, $2,000
•Metropolitan Youth Symphony, $3,000
•Sonoran Desert Chorale Inc., $2,000

Festival grants
•Cultural Coalition Inc., $2,000
•Mesa Martin Luther King Celebration Inc., $2,000
For information about the grants, services and programs of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, visit

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