Music, visual-art, live-performance and other cultural organizations have always been more than just purveyors of entertainment – they’ve been important providers of healing and hope, especially during difficult times.
In recognition of the significant role these institutions play around the state, Gov. Tony Evers has designated $5 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist cultural organizations whose operations have been negatively affected by COVID-19. The COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program will provide grants of up to $250,000 to eligible organizations.
Numerous Door County entities have been awarded these grants: Peninsula Players Theatre Foundation: $137,712.39; Door County Maritime Museum and Lighthouse Preservation Society: $137,712.39; Northern Sky Theater: $126,144.55; Peninsula School of Art: $123,685.01; Door Community Auditorium: $73,633.64; Door Shakespeare: $53,027.40; Midsummer’s Music: $41,531.63; Third Avenue Playhouse: $25,753.59; Francis Hardy Center for the Arts: $15,878.24; Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation: $9,667.41; Miller Art Museum: $6,284.09; Door Kinetic Arts: $4,823.69; Write On, Door County: $3,489.63; Friends of Rock Island State Park: $2,649.31; and Rogue Theater: $2,619.29.