Britt Festivals is pleased to announce the receipt of a $125,000 Capacity Building Grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
Britt Executive Director Donna Briggs says, "Working with the PGA in this grant-writing process has been an incredible experience. The Foundation's guidance and support is unparalleled. I am looking forward to a mutually beneficial partnership as the exciting capacity building initiatives unfold."
The PGA Grant Award will be used for Britt hill improvements, institutional marketing, and a renewed focus on our planned giving program. This grant award is a significant step for Britt to build a more sustainable future. Through funding Britt hill improvements, it helps continue the organization's efforts to improve the experience for concertgoers. Revitalizing the planned giving program helps Britt increase its contributed revenue stream. This award will also support increased investment in Britt's charitable core and mission, the Classical Festival and education programs.
Briggs says, "We also continue to pursue other grants to support our ongoing activities. There is still much work to do to ensure Britt's continued survival. Given the amazing community we live in, we are confident that individuals, businesses and institutions will embrace our vision for the next 50 years."
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation's Arts and Culture Program contributes to the health and vibrancy of cities and towns throughout the Pacific Northwest by nurturing artistic expression and promoting critical thinking through the creation and presentation of compelling artistic programs. The Foundation also helps cultural organizations improve their financial performance through a range of capacity building efforts.
Britt Festivals invites audiences and artists to celebrate the joy of live performance, the power of community, and the magic of the Britt Experience. Through on-going education and audience development programs, Britt educates new generations of listeners, helping them discover the wonder of music and performance. In addition to presenting concerts, Britt Festivals maintains a formal education program through the Britt Institute. Established in 1985, the Britt Institute hosts a wide variety of learning opportunities through a multi-faceted approach of summer camps, workshops, grade school programs and adult learning opportunities.