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Posted on: May 12, 2023

First-Ever Arts, Culture, and Tourism Microgrant Awards Announced

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA, May 12, 2023 – On Tuesday, May 9, the Arts, Culture, and Tourism (ACT) Commission awarded a total of $15,000 to four (4) applicants for the inaugural ACT Microgrant Program. The microgrant program seeks to provide unique opportunities for arts and culture in our community that are free and accessible to all. 

 A total of eleven (11) applicants were reviewed by a panel consisting of the ACT Chair Bryan Yerian, ACT Commissioner Eleanor Brennan, the City’s Sustainability Coordinator, and the City’s Financial Services Supervisor. The panel was created to carefully assess each applicant and make a recommendation to the full ACT Commission for consideration. Awardees demonstrated artistic merit and aligned with the ACT Commission’s Mission, Vision, and Values while promoting the City’s Strategic Priorities. The ACT Commission unanimously approved the review panels recommendation. 

 The following are the inaugural program’s grant recipients: 

South Lake Tahoe Pride (funding requested for mural)                                                             $3,000.00

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (funding requested for mural)                                                $5,000.00

Kristen Schwartz (funding requested for e-book)                                                                       $2,600.00

Tahoe Valley VAPA (funding requested to enhance AV for theater)                                            $4,400.00

Total:                                                                                                                                          $15,000.00

 More information will be provided as these projects are finalized and get underway. The City wants to thank all applicants who applied and did not receive funds this year. Please visit for more information on award criteria and guidelines. 

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