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Jan 12

Now accepting applications for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts

Posted on January 12, 2018 at 11:03 am by Meghan Revolinsky

By: Marika Kopp

The Menlo Park Community Services Department has released the application for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts (MPGA) for the 2018-19 year. The grant is for organizations looking to perform in a professional-grade theater in effort to support the Menlo Park artistic community. We are pleased to announce that 10 organizations will be awarded $500-$3,000 toward subsidizing the rental cost of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (PAC) for performances from July 2018 to June 2019. The Performing Arts Center seats 492 and contains professional-quality sound and lighting, an orchestra pit accommodating up to 80 musicians, and a full lobby and box office. This grant was created to increase the accessibility of the PAC by members of the community and to encourage the growth of local artistic groups by providing a high-quality venue at a subsidized cost. Grants are awarded to a variety of organizations, specifically those that help strengthen the local community and provide material appropriate for all ages, races and religions. Past recipients have included: Menlowe Ballet, Palo Alto Jazz Alliance, and Kepler’s Literary Foundation. MPGA online applications will be accepted through March 1, 2018.

Now accepting applications for the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts