Twenty-six Burlington County arts and historical organizations will receive about $ 200,000 in grants this year for local art and history preservation to help their activities and special events.
Beneficiaries include the Bordentown Historical Society, which will receive $ 4,000 to help prepare documentation for applying to the National Park Service for recognition of the historic bridge / tunnel with a stone arch on Farnsworth Avenue and the Bordentown section, and to develop an exhibition of the types of rocks used. the Camden and Amboy railways for the Bordentown section and other railway infrastructure.
Burlington County Commissioners approved individual grants earlier this month, saying they reflect a significant increase in funding for local art and history groups.
“Burlington County is home to an incredible history and diverse art scene, and they both play a huge role in the stellar quality of life of the county,” Berlington County Commissioner Director Dan O’Connell said in a statement. “These grants will help local cities, historic societies, museums and other nonprofits preserve and improve many of our county’s most important historical sites, and help inform people of their importance. Similarly, these grants will allow many local art groups to continue to work, perform and develop new and exciting programs that bring culture and visitors to our communities. ”
A total of $ 47,574 in local history grants was awarded to 11 organizations, compared to $ 31,716 awarded in 2021.
Another $ 152,350 in art grants went to 15 organizations, compared to $ 42,000 received in 2021 art grants.
The larger grants are the result of increased government funding and the council’s decision last year to raise the limit on art grants and eliminate funding requirements for both programs, the statement said.
Grants were awarded by the county as part of the New Jersey County Historical Commission’s County Partnership Partnership Program and the New Jersey Local Arts Local Arts Program.
All 26 awards will support a variety of activities and programs, including general operations, marketing, special exhibits, classes, performances and the development of museum exhibits.
The first recipients of history are the Bordentown Historical Society, the town of Mount Holly, the Riverfront Historical Society, the city of Springfield and the township of Evesham.
The first recipients of an art grant are the Haaf Family Arts Foundation and the South Jersey Art Group.
“We know that many of these arts and historical organizations have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are thrilled to be able to hand out bigger awards this year to help them recover and start new programs or projects,” he said. O’Connell’s statement. “We are also pleased to see several new recipients of grants and project proposals so that this funding can impact more people.”
See the full list of grant recipients on the website www.co.burlington.nj.us/