In June of 2020, The Cultural Alliance granted a total of $597,000 in critical unrestricted operational funding to its 8 mission partners:

  • The Appell Center for the Performing Arts
  • Creative York
  • The York County History Center
  • Greater York Dance
  • York Art Association
  • York Symphony Orchestra
  • York Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • York Junior Symphony Orchestra 

These grants are in addition to $30,000 in operational funding awarded in March, 2020 to five new Impact Partners:

  • Belmont Theatre
  • DreamWrights Center for Community Arts
  • Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
  • Hanover Area Arts Guild
  • Susquehanna Folk Music Society 

Thanks to partnerships with the York County Community Foundation and Give Local York, the Cultural Alliance was additionally able to distribute $20,000 in relief grants to 50 York County artists from March-May, 2020 whose creative practices and incomes were impacted by COVID-19.  All of these dollars were raised in the Cultural Alliance 2019 Annual Campaign.

“Continuing support for arts organizations and artists will be critical for their survival, as they weather the next 12-15 months of financial hardship brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic,” stated Kelley Gibson, President of the Cultural Alliance of York County.   “Our 2020 Annual Campaign will act as the COVID-19 Resiliency fund of our arts community, allowing us to efficiently raise donations and equitably distribute operational grants throughout 2021 as our arts groups and artists work to innovate their programming and re-open.”

To learn more about our 2020 Resiliency Fund and to help us ensure the endurance of arts and cultural institutions in York County visit: www.culturalyork.org/campaign/2020-campaign.