WIN Announces Arts and Culture Grants

Four local arts organizations awarded

WinbellamyThe Women’s Impact Network of New Hanover County recently awarded $50,000 in grants to four local arts organizations.

A $20,000 award to The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, headed up by RHONDA BELLAMY (above), will help underwrite design and engineering study costs for the Wilmington Rail Trail. That project is to transform the former Atlantic Coast Line rail bed that runs through the Northside community of downtown Wilmington into a public corridor for foot and bicycle traffic as well as a space for art, exercise, and community engagement.

Cameron Art Museum’s $20,000 grant will partially underwrite the cost of Boundless, a new permanent public sculpture by North Carolina artist Stephen Hayes to be installed on the museum’s grounds in November.

The Brooklyn Arts Music Academy’s Music is Life! program received a $5,000 grant. And, the Opera House Theatre Company’s $5,000 grant will benefit its Multigenerational Theatre Arts Program. 

WIN, a collective philanthropy organization, uses members’ annual financial contributions for the funding pool each year. The grant-making rotates each year among four areas of focus: education; health and wellness; the environment; and arts and culture.

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