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August 24, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Seattle cultural facilities grants awarded

A total of $150,000 will be distributed to 14 Seattle organizations in a new program that supports “arts, heritage, cultural and arts service organizations with urgent-need, facilities-based capital projects,” Mayor Mike McGinn announced Aug. 24. Groups undertaking projects had to have the majority of funding in place for the work before they could apply for the grants.

Some of the projects:

–Jack Straw Foundation, $25,000, ADA-access entryway;

–Pratt Fine Arts Center, $10,000, security lighting and fencing and improve signage;

–The Center for Wooden Boats, $15,000 to improve the exterior lighting on its campus;

–Northwest African American Museum, $11,250 for HVAC and electrical wiring;

–Town Hall Association, $10,000 for heating/ventilation.

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