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Weill Center Foundation, Inc. Receives COVID-19 Cultural Grant Award

SHEBOYGAN, WI - The Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts was awarded $120,000 as part of the Wisconsin Department of Administration COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant program. The program provided $15 million in assistance to 385 cultural organizations across Wisconsin.

“We are thrilled to receive support from the state to assist with our recovery from COVID-19,” said Weill Center Executive Director Katy Glodosky. “Since March, we cancelled and postponed more than 45 events. This grant will provide much needed funding to cover our losses from these events, so we can begin focusing on our future.”

Administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), the COVID-19 Cultural Organizations Grant program provides grants to nonprofit organizations whose primary missions are to produce, present, or exhibit cultural disciplines such as music, dance, theater, literature, and the visual arts, or items of environmental or scientific interest. Grant awards can be used to cover pandemic-related impacts such as lost revenue, increased workers' compensation costs, cleaning and sanitization, and purchases of services or equipment to facilitate telework by employees.

“Just like small businesses, cultural organizations have taken a major financial hit,” said DOA Secretary Joel Brennan. “We’re all in this together. We hope that these funds will make it possible for us to be able to enjoy the museums, theaters, and music from these organizations once it is safe to do so again.”

More information regarding the COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program is available HERE. A full list of grant winners is available HERE.