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More grants and a couple of fundraisers

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta
A lot of money’s been changing hands this week. We’ve got info on a few more grants and some fundraisers that’ll let you do your part for the arts this weekend.

The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta received a $29,500 grant from the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund as part of its Atlanta Arts Recovery Initiative. The grant will provide 10 percent of YEA’s current fiscal budget, along with operating expenses. YEA is one of 13 recipients who won the grant, in addition to the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Cobb Symphony Orchestra and Synchronicity Theatre. Click here for full list of recipients.

The Georgia Ballet received $25,000 for its Arts in Education program from the Sprint Foundation. The goal of the program, which serves approximately 17,000 students annually, is to teach students about responsibility and cooperation through in-school lectures and demonstrations, as well as field trips and a residency program.

Info on fundraisers at WonderRoot, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and Twin Kittens after the jump.