PNC Arts Alive Names Foundry Art Centre As 2012 Grantee
The Foundry Art Centre is proud to announce they were recently selected as one of 17 St. Louis area arts organizations awarded a prestigious grant from The PNC Foundation through the PNC Arts Alive initiative in 2012.|
The award is in support of Art Carousel, a comprehensive program for children using visual arts, storytelling, music, and hands-on creation to immerse children in the world of art and creativity while reinforcing learning and discovery. The program begins with a story and evolves into an interactive journey through the arts that is as unique as each child.
Art Carousel will be located in the Baue Family Children's Gallery, a gallery dedicated to the exhibition of art created by youth. The new program will provide creative opportunities for children with scheduled performances in the Grand Hall. Art Carousel will help children combine literacy, social interaction and cultural diversity with sounds, images and tactile experiences.
A festive and interactive Grand Opening – free for the entire community to celebrate Art Carousel – is tentatively scheduled for early fall 2012.
PNC Arts Alive is a two-year, $1 million initiative from The PNC Foundation that supports visual and performing arts groups with the goal of increasing arts access and engagement in new and innovative ways.
This prestigious grant award was given to only 17 arts organizations in the Greater St. Louis area that were selected for bold thinking around increasing arts access and engagement.
PNC Regional President for Greater St. Louis, Rick Sems, states, "The PNC Foundation has a long history of providing grants to organizations that strengthen and enrich the lives of our communities. We understand that a rich arts community is a significant driver of our economic success, providing employment, boosting tourism and making the region attractive for businesses, residents and visitors."
Commenting on the recent grant award, Executive Director Laura Helling notes, "The Foundry Art Centre is committed to bringing a variety of arts programming and educational opportunities to our community, and we are honored to have been recognized by The PNC Foundation and awarded our second grant from PNC Arts Alive."
For more information on PNC Arts Alive program and the grant recipients, visit pncartsalive.com. And for additional detail about the program features and sponsorship opportunities for Art Carousel, please contact Amy at 636-255-0270 or email@example.com.
The public may also visit their website at foundryartcentre.org, to learn more about the Foundry Art Centre's arts programming and cultural events.
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial
Services Group (NYSE:PNC), actively supports organizations that provide services for the
benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its
philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development,
this includes the arts and culture. For more information, visit www.pncartsalive.com. Follow
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The Foundry Art Centre is a fine arts gallery overlooking the Missouri River at 520 North Main Center, in the Frenchtown district of Historic St. Charles. The Foundry features a Smithsonian-caliber art gallery hosting national juried exhibitions plus 20 working artist studios where visitors can watch the creative process and buy art directly from the artists. The non-profit art centre also provides community meeting rooms, event space and a children's art gallery. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday 10 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday noon to 4 pm. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. For more information, call (636) 255-0270 or visit foundryartcentre.org.