Coral Springs Museum of Art Awarded $90k Grant

Coral Springs Museum of Art Awarded $90k Grant

[Courtesy of Coral Springs Museum of Art]

By Kevin Maher

The Coral Springs Museum of Art was awarded a $90,000 grant for general operating support from the State of Florida, the Department of State, and the Division of Arts and Culture.

It is the largest grant the museum has received.

“We’re thrilled because it’s really going to help us with our operations and to be able to continue to provide great programming and events to the community,” said Jill Brown, executive director of the museum.

The grant will help grow their exhibition program by diversifying the artists and mediums they present and continue providing free general admission to all ages, said Brown.

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They also plan to use the grant to support community events, like ARTventures Family Fun Day.

ARTventures is hosted every second Saturday of the month and offers community members a tour of the current exhibit and engaging activity for the whole family afterward.

Arts education is another focus of expansion through the grant. The museum offers classes, like pottery and mixed media, to all ages. Working artists also teach advanced courses for people interested in learning different techniques.

Brown believes the community’s interest in the museum led to this grant award.

“The community supporting us makes that happen,” Brown said. “It allows us to show that there’s an absolute interest and need in our community for this, and it’s important for us to be able to tell those grant panelists about it.”

The museum’s current exhibition is titled “Terra Ephemera” by Gretchen Scharnagl and will be on display until October 8. The museum exhibits a new artist every eight weeks.

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Kevin Maher

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Kevin Maher is a University of Florida journalism graduate with an interest in investigative journalism. Kevin has also worked at The Independent Florida Alligator and WUFT News.

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