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Friday, August 17, 2012

Secrets of an Arts Administrator

Secrets of an Arts Administrator is a weekly blog post written by Leigh Anne Chambers, BAC's Executive Director.

Topic: Celebrating 

BAC's Administrative Coordinator, Robin Jones,
applied for the grant.  We are super lucky to have
This week I will take a break from my typical posts and instead share some really exciting news.  We recently got news that we received a grant from Target.  The full information is found below:

Today, Bossier Arts Council (BAC) announced that its Bossier Parish Student Art Show program was awarded a grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT). In recognition of the efforts of BAC in promoting, supporting, and providing cultural events and programming in order to enhance the quality of life and to develop a cultural identity for Bossier Parish, the grant will assist BAC in hosting the opening reception for the students and will help us award $1500 in cash prizes for winners in a variety of categories.

According to Steven Belk, BAC’s Business Manger and Gallery Coordinator, the Bossier Student Art Show “highlights creative talent present in both our parish’s students and their educators.  In addition it shows our community the creativity and ingenuity our youth posses and awards their achievements.” 

The grant is part of Target’s ongoing efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Target’s long history of giving 5 percent of its income to communities, which today equals more than $3 million every week. As part of this commitment, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015 to help kids learn, schools teach and parents and caring adults engage.

“At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. “That’s why we are proud to partner with Bossier Arts Council as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members.

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