Papoutsy Arts Venture Fund and Papousty Charitable Funds Grants Exceed $125,000 in 2007, Tops $400,00 in Grants Since Inception

Papoutsy Arts Venture Fund grants were awarded to the following recipients in support of the arts: $5,000 to Art-Speak, to disseminate a survey analyzing the economic impact of arts organizations in the community. $60,000 to Friends of the Music Hall, to help sustain critical operationswhich restoration work continued. $5,000 to Harbor Light Productions, to support the cost of a consultant to assist in strenthening organizational capacity. $5,000 to Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program, to support a community poet project involving hospice bereavement groups.

Papoutsy Charitable Foundation $5,000 to New Hampshire in support of 10th Anniversary Rouman Lecture Series at UNH. $5,000 to Canterbury Shaker Village, $50,000 toVatoussa Lesvos, Greece amphitheatre park project.

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"Only by participating can
we ensure the health,
dignity, freedom, and
creativity of our society."
--Christos Papoutsy

(Posting date 21 May 2008)

For more information about the Arts Venture Fund or the Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation, contact Maryellen Burke, Ph.D., Directore of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation: (tel.) 603-430-9182, ext. 222.

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