Florida Gov. Rick Scott Approves $891,000 for Brevard County Arts, Cultural Community

By  //  July 16, 2015

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16 Brevard organizations awarded funding

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The Brevard Zoo received $200,000, and was among 16 Brevard County cultural organizations that was awarded funding from the State of Florida. Gov. Rick Scott approved $891,107 in new funding for the Brevard County arts and cultural sector. (Brevard Zoo image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – At the conclusion of this year’s special legislative session in Tallahassee, Florida Gov. Rick Scott approved $891,107 in new funding for the Brevard County arts and cultural sector.

Following last year’s generous funding from Tallahassee, the arts and cultural sector in Brevard County is on an upward swing.

The 2015-2016 budget reflects endorsement from our state legislature of the value of arts and creativity at the heart of our communities.

A total of 16 Brevard County cultural organizations were awarded funding from the State.

These funds will be utilized by a variety of local arts organizations, including the Brevard Cultural Alliance, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, East Coast Zoological Society of Florida, Inc., Brevard Schools Foundation, Eau Gallie District Main Street, the King Center and the Titusville Playhouse. (See below for the complete list)

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Brevard Cultural Alliance was awarded an operating budget of $42,878.

This funding will enable the organization to continue to enhance Florida’s Space Coast as a cultural destination and support educational opportunities through engagement with the arts.

Neil Levine

Neil Levine

“We thank the legislators who helped us achieve this coming year’s funding,” said BCA Executive Director Neil Levine.

“By approving these awards, our elected leaders show support for the arts and cultural sector, which not only enhances our community’s quality of life, but also plays a valued role in tourism and is a significant economic engine for the Space Coast.”

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Brevard County Grant List:

• $250,000, Brevard Regional Arts Group, Inc., Cultural Facilities
• $200,000, East Coast Zoological Society of Florida, Inc., Cultural Facilities
• $85,000, Titusville Playhouse, Inc., Cultural Facilities
• $72,034, East Coast Zoological Society of Florida, Inc., Cultural & Museum Grants
• $69,844, Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., Cultural & Museum Grants
• $42,878, Brevard Cultural Alliance, Inc., Cultural & Museum Grants
• $39,431, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Inc., Cultural & Museum Grants
• $35,235, Brevard Regional Arts Group, Inc., Cultural & Museum Grants
• $25,000, Brevard Schools Foundation, Inc., Specific Cultural Project
• $23,932, Titusville Playhouse, Inc., Cultural & Museum Grants
• $11,837, The Florida Historical Society, Cultural & Museum Grants
• $10,696, Valiant Air Command Inc., Cultural & Museum Grants
• $10,000, Native Heritage Gathering, Inc., Specific Cultural Project
• $5,426, Melbourne Municipal Band Association, Inc., Cultural & Museum Grants
• $5,135, Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street, Inc., Cultural & Museum Grants
• $4,659, Melbourne Chamber Music Society, Inc., Cultural & Museum Grants

To view the entire Florida Division of Cultural Affairs County Grant list, click here.


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