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Cultural Coalition of Washington County announces grant winners, including Ballet Fiesta, Bag&Baggage Productions.

COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON CULTURAL TRUST - Ballet Fiesta based in Hillsboro is one of the several organizations to be granted funds by Cultural Coalition of Washington County for upcoming projects in 2019. Arts and cultural organizations across Washington County are seeing some increased funding this year.

The Cultural Coalition of Washington County announced this month it will donate more than $66,000 to dozens of local organizations.

"The Coalition is pleased to award grants to eight first-time applicants. We continue to try to reach more organizations across the county as these small grants are vital for small organizations," Coalition Chair Alex Flores said. 

In Hillsboro, Bag&Baggage theater received $1,500 from the organization to help fund productions this year. Aloha Community Library Association received $2,000, Friends of Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre received $1,900, Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra was given $2,000 and Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace received $900 and Hillsboro Visual Art Association and Sequoia Gallery + Studios for $1,900.

In Forest Grove, Theatre in the Grove was awarded $2,000 for its 2019 Playhouse Series.

First-time recipients include Christian Church of Hillsboro, which received $1,900, Ballet Fiesta received $1,900, Hillsboro School District's Mariachi Una Voz received $1,980. Hillsboro-based nonprofit The Immigrant Story received $1,900 and Forest Grove High School Music Department received $1,900 for the first time for its initiative to bring back the marching band.

Funding for the Cultural Coalition of Washington County comes from the Oregon Cultural Trust, which has given more than $620,000 to organizations in Washington County in the last 12 years.

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