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Michener Art Museum Gets $50K To Help With Coronavirus Impacts

DOYLESTOWN, PA — The Michener Art Museum has received a $50,000 grant to help with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, state officials announced Monday.

The local art museum is among 309 nonprofit arts organizations will receive grants totaling $2.3 million. The funds from the CARES Act support staff salaries, fees for artists or contractual personnel, and facilities costs.

The National Endowment for the Arts distributed $1.8 million to 36 organizations — including the Michener — that will each receive a $50,000 grant. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency under the office of the Governor, distributed the remaining $527,000 to 273 organizations that will each receive a $1,930 grant.

"Arts organizations are an important part of their communities and contribute to the economic health of our state," said Gov. Wolf. "The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for many organizations, including the arts. The National Endowment for the Art s recognized the role of the arts in Pennsylvania and the need to help artists and the organizations that support them to inspire creativity and vitality in our commonwealth."

This article originally appeared on the Doylestown Patch

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