St. Louis, Baltimore and Detroit to get arts program funds

Thursday, June 11, 2009 | 5:14 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — A new pilot project will give St. Louis, Baltimore and Detroit funds to start new arts programs in unexpected places such as drug rehab facilities, day care centers and low-income housing.

The Michigan-based Kresge Foundation is set to share details about the project Thursday in St. Louis. Representatives for the group said that in tough economic times it's exciting to be funneling $600,000 to the three cities over two years to fund new arts programs. Anyone can apply for the arts money, including a teenager with a good idea or an established organization.

Foundation President Rip Rapson said that in uncertain times, creative outlets are needed to feed the human spirit.


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