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."