BAYarts receives Cleveland Foundation grant
BAYarts has received a Cleveland Foundation grant for $25,000 to be used for technical upgrades. It is the third grant of this type that the foundation has awarded BAYarts in the course of their rapid growth.
The first grant was received in 2009 to replace antiquated phone systems, purchase computers and add security systems. In 2011, with the completion of the Fuller House renovation, a second grant made it possible to install a Sonos music system, phones and computers in the renovated building.
The current grant coincides with the groundbreaking of the Karen Ryel Ceramics Studio, set to open at the end of this year. It also provides funds to upgrade the BAYarts website and online registration system.
"It is affirming to have the support of a prestigious organization like the Cleveland Foundation behind us," said board president Peter Winzig. "Grants like these are vital for our growth and sustainability, providing us with the tools we need to serve our community in the best possible way."