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Grants Offered For Jax Arts Nonprofits To Expand Access To 'Underserved' Audiences

Karen Feagins
A sign announces the Arts Alive program at the Jessie Ball DuPont Center in Jacksonville Tuesday.

Jacksonville visual and performing-arts organizations are invited to apply for grants to increase access to underserved audiences.

The PNC Foundation Arts Alive program will award over $500,000 to nonprofits in Duval, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Applications are due July 15.

To qualify, an organization must be a nonprofit not affiliated with a school or university. The application asks them to pitch an “innovative” project that increases access to the arts among people of color or poor people in the three counties.

It also asks for specific dates and locations the project will take place within a year of receiving the award, which could be $10,000 or more.

Applicants will be notified of their status in August, and winners will be announced at a press conference in October.

PNC Bank employs about 500 people in Jacksonville.

Jessica Palombo supervises local news gathering and production, podcasts and web editorial content for WJCT News, ADAPT and Jacksonville Today. She is an award-winning writer and journalist with bylines including NPR, Experience Magazine, and The Gainesville Sun. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University and is an alumna of the University of Florida. A nearly lifelong resident of Jacksonville, she considers herself lucky to be raising her own children in her hometown. Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JaxJessicaP