Cultural coalition awards local grants

The Yamhill County Cultural Coalition has awarded $17,000 in grants to arts, heritage and humanities projects throughout Yamhill County.

Among the organizations receiving grants are the Newberg Public Library, which will put the money toward its online historic newspaper archive project; Tunes on Tuesday, the popular summer music festival series; and Valley Repertory Theatre, one of Newberg’s local theater troupes, which was awarded the funds for production of its Stories of Newberg series.

Individual grants for Yamhill County projects range from $600 to $2,110 and the funding for the grants is provided by the Oregon Cultural Trust as well as donor contributions.

This year once again the Oregon Community Foundation also provided funds to the YCCC.

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