A $500 grant from the Visual Arts Alliance Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will help the Cattaraugus County Arts Council’s pottery programs.
The board of directors approved the grant to help the arts council purchase a new pug mill to mix clay for pottery programs.
“We are pleased to help the arts council reach their goal of $3,000 to purchase the new pug mill as hundreds of children and adults will benefit when they take one of the several pottery classes offered by artists at the arts council’s studios,” said Karen Niemic Buchheit, CRCF executive director. “Reusing clay helps stretch the supplies available and will translate into cost savings.”
CCAC operates the only public pottery studio in the area, according to the arts council. In order to raise funds to purchase the new pug mill, the arts council has set up an online campaign and also collected donations.
With the Visual Arts Alliance Fund grant, arts council representative said they are only about $200 shy of their goal.
Established in 1994, The Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in our region. Grants from the foundation support nonprofits and programs in many areas including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service and youth development. To learn more, call, email or visit us online at www.cattfoundation.org.