Arts & Culture Fund
The Arts and Culture Fund supports greater access to arts and cultural experiences in Charlevoix County. For example, Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Beginning Strings Program has received support to offer the the opportunity for young people in schools to learn how to play the violin, viola, cello, or string bass at no cost to the student. Students in East Jordan benefited from a workshop with the Young Americans and the Grand Rapids Ballet performed in Boyne City for the community to enjoy. The Charlevoix Historical Society’s Harsha House welcomes all visitors thanks to ramp access into the historic home and museum. Those with hearing impairments are now able to participate in more events at the Beaver Island Community Center, which received a grant to purchase and install a hearing loop system.
C3F grants have also helped to preserve what makes our community special. The Community Foundation contributed to the historical documentary about architect Earl Young, supported the Beaver Island oral history project, and provided for the digitization of photos and historical documents at the Charlevoix Historical Society. Grants have also supported the preservation of physical spaces, like structural repair of the historic Railroad Depot in Charlevoix.
Because the Arts and Culture Fund is endowed, it will continue to grow and provide grant dollars for these kinds of programs and projects and more, both now and into the future. Contributions to the Arts and Culture Fund join together, resulting in greater impact for this community we love.
Photo: An exhibit of items created by local youth on display at Jordan River Arts Council.