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N&N: Outer Banks Programs Receive Grants from Community Foundation

beach club grants 1The Beach Club of Dare and the Lighthouse Club of Currituck have each received a grant through the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Pauline Wright Grant Program.

The Beach Club of Dare has partnered with the Dare County Arts Council to develop a creative arts program that will incorporate visual arts, music, and more into the program’s regular activities.

Through the partnership with the Arts Council, community artists will be invited to Beach Club to teach art classes and members of the Beach Club will have an opportunity to participate  in Dare County’s creative arts programming by having their work shown at local exhibits and volunteering with the Arts Council gallery and at special events. 

Funding from the Outer Banks Community Foundation will fully outfit a visual arts instruction room with paints, canvasses, easels, clay, and other art supplies.

The partnership with the Arts Council began earlier this year when Chris Sawin, Executive Director of Dare County Arts Council, joined members of the Beach Club for a music lesson where participants created their own original song called “Beach Club Boogie” using iPad technology.

At the Lighthouse Club of Currituck, funding from the Outer Banks Community Foundation will support a kitchen enhancement project. Because the kitchen is both a community gathering spot and is used for educational programming, upgrades will be made to the space and to the appliances that are used daily by program participants.  The project will create a more engaging community space for daily activities and learning.

“We are so grateful for the continued support of the Outer Banks Community Foundation,” says Erma Brault, Operations Director in Region Six. “With these grants, we will be able to develop creative programming for the people we support and enhance the spaces where our programs are housed.”

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