Arts

Icicle Fund envisions a culture where a diversity of The Arts is accessible and valued as a critical component of vibrant communities in NCW.
 
We believe that
  • The Arts nurture the human spirit, transform lives, and connect people to place
  • The Arts build strong economies and cohesive communities across social, economic, and racial boundaries
  • The Arts are fundamental to a well-rounded education and help all students to succeed in school and life
  • Collaboration between community leaders, artists, schools, and businesses ensure sustainable, quality arts programs
  • Everyone in NCW deserves access to, and engagement with, The Arts at levels similar to urban areas
 
Grants in the Arts have been awarded to organizations that have started a new cooperative artists gallery, staged an annual fiddlers’ contest, and that serve as a coordinating and promoting entities for artists in the area. Large capital projects, like the purchase of a new acoustical shell for a performing arts center and the construction of a new music and arts center for the local college, and small ones, such as the remodel of a classroom or the purchase of new office equipment, have also been supported. Finally, a large number of capacity building awards have, among other things, helped arts organizations upgrade ticketing systems, develop marketing plans and reach out to new audiences.