October 31, 2001


Monica Haskell, president of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, will present two free November grantwriting workshops in the Upper Keys:

Tuesday, November 13, 7 p.m., at Jah Works Gallery and Cultural Exchange Center, 99275 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, telephone 453-0079; and

 Wednesday, November 14, 10 a.m., at Hooked on Books, 79901 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, telephone 517-2602.  Seating is limited: please call Hooked on Books to reserve space.

Ms. Haskell will focus on how to apply for the arts councilís two most popular programs: Artists in Schools, with an application deadline of November 30, and ArtReach, with a December 31 deadline.

Artists in Schools is a partnership between an artist and a schoolteacher and is designed to enhance the existing curriculum.  ArtReach, designed to expand an artistís existing audience, is a partnership between the artist and a community organization or business.  Each program involves a clear two-page application and simple support materials.

Ms. Haskell will also discuss other funding opportunities in Monroe County and in the State of Florida.

The workshops are free and open to the public.  All performing, literary, and visual artists and representatives of arts organizations are encouraged to attend.

These events are sponsored by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and private donations.

For more information call Hal Howland at 852-1469 ext. 4369, 743-0079 ext. 4369, or 294-4406; email hal@keysarts.com or visit www.keysarts.com.

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