Racine Art Museum Awarded COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant
Racine, WI November _, 2020
Governor Tony Evers announced that $15 million in COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grants has been awarded to 385 cultural organizations across Wisconsin. The Racine Art Museum (RAM) was awarded $137,270.14 to address a portion of revenue shortfalls and increased expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency.
“Just like small businesses, cultural organizations have taken a major financial hit,” said Joel Brennan, Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary. “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.”
“We are extremely grateful to Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Administration for this generous investment in the Racine Art Museum and other outstanding organizations throughout Wisconsin,” said Laura D’Amato, RAM Director of Operations and Development. “This grant will help us recoup revenue losses and support the continued presentation of mission-critical exhibition and programming—virtually, in-person, or both. Board and staff leadership strongly believe that this is the best way we can help our community regain a level of comfort and normalcy that was derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Further information regarding the COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program, as well as a full list of grant winners, is available on the DOA website, doa.wi.gov.
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