Grants fund arts education, outreach in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A grant program that funds educational and outreach projects by arts groups all over Memphis intends to broaden arts education in the city over the next three years.

In one project, a theater group is staging four productions of radio dramas from the 1930s and 1940s at the Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Another grant to the Tennessee Shakespeare Company will help make Shakespeare relevant to high school freshmen.

The Commercial Appeal reports that 26 grants totaling $238,150 were presented last week by ArtsMemphis.

ArtsMemphis President and CEO Susan Schadt said the grants program is intended to grow based on community input and other measurements in the first year.


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