Visit Eau Claire Awards $32K to Local Events & Organizations

Visit Eau Claire Awards $32K to Local Events & Organizations

Visit Eau Claire recently announced $32,000 in grant awards for upcoming Tourism and Cultural Arts area organizations and events.

The Tourism Grant program is intended to encourage tourism development and promotion through events that will generate overnight stays and/or extend visitor stays while creating a positive image of the Eau Claire area. It is appropriate for new and expanding festivals, sports tournaments, conventions, and other special events that have a room night impact on Chippewa Valley area hotels.

It can be used to offset marketing, advertising, printing, postage and mailing costs. The Cultural Arts Grants are awarded in partnership with the Wisconsin Arts Board and are intended to enhance the enjoyment and understanding of arts and culture in the region. Proposals may include performing arts, visual media, literary arts, folk art, festivals, local history, artist series, cultural programs for grades K-12, cultural traditions, or public art installations/programs. It can be used for any expense related to a cultural program that nourishes artistic expression and development, or enhances the enjoyment and understanding of arts and culture for community residents.

This round’s recipients for the Cultural Arts Grants are:
● Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild – 41st Anniversary Season
● Black and Brown Womyn Power Coalition, Inc. – Hmong Heritage Gala & Hmong American
Day Celebration

This round’s recipients for the Tourism Grants are:
● Banbury Place, Inc – Banbury Art Crawl 2023
● Blue Ox Music Festival – Blue Ox Music Festival 2023
● Children’s Museum of Eau Claire – Summer Solstice Event
● Chippewa Valley Symphony, Ltd. – Holst’s Voyage of Imagination: The Planets
● Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, Inc – Family and Friends Event
● Eau Claire Municipal Band – 2023 Summer Concert Series

● Mabel Tainter Theater – Mabel’s Community Celebration
● University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Foundation, Inc – Midwest Artist Academy
● Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
There were a few organizations that were not able to be awarded grants; however, Visit Eau Claire is
working with them to find other ways for their events to be successful.

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