Over the past two years, the Basil Burwell Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to support the arts in Waldo County, has awarded more than $12,000 to nonprofit organizations whose projects benefitted the arts in the Waldo County community. Organizations that have received grants include Belfast Maskers/Cold Comfort Theater, Mary Weaver's CLAP and Mid-Coast Actors' Studio.

In early October, the foundation will review grant applications for 2015. Completed applications should be received by the foundation by Sept. 25. For more information and/or to request the grant application form, call Lilias Outerbridge at 338-2530 or write to her at louterbridge@roadrunner.com.

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