Creative Coalition gets Davis grant

Jan 04, 2013

Belfast — The Belfast Creative Coalition has received a $10,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation in support of a local arts and culture marketing project that falls under BCC’s mission to cultivate the creative economy of Waldo County. BCC has created an online directory of artists, musicians, actors, poets, crafters, farmers and local food producers at belfastartsandculture.org.

The website directory has gotten an impressive amount of traffic in its first nine months, attracting visitors from Washington D.C., Philadelphia and beyond. The website and directory will be marketed through the Davis grant. Creative folk who would like to benefit from being listed in the directory can sign up on the website under the “Submit” button.

“Grantors like the Davis Family Foundation understand that by supporting a coalition their funds will go to support hundreds of artists and other creatives in the area. These artists and creatives attract dollars and jobs to Waldo County. It’s a way to have their grant benefit many at once,” said Kimberly Callas, Belfast Creative Coalition Coordinator.

The Coalition also recently received an Arts Expansion Grant from the Maine Community Foundation to create a Farm and Art Studio Tour, which also will be marketed through the Davis Family Foundation grant. There is a sign-up form online at belfastcreativecoalition.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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