Encore Stage offers a pirate-y theme for holidays

Christopher Federico as the head pirate prepares his men for a trip to the North Pole in the new production of “Jingle Arrgh the Way.” (Photo by Aileen Christian)

Arlington County Board members on July 13 are expected to approve $215,800 in arts grants for the coming year, as recommended by the Commission for the Arts.

The funding total is in line with those of recent years. Three individuals and 15 organization will receive grants for the coming year.

Funding to support general operating expenses of local arts groups will be provided to the Arlington Artists Alliance ($3,143), Arlington Players ($14,024), Bowen McCauley Dance ($13,366), Dominion Stage ($3,168), Educational Theatre Company ($12,674), Halau O’Aulani ($5,147), National Chamber Ensemble ($11,948) and Synetic Theater ($13,970).

Funding for specific projects will be awarded to The Arcanists ($1,613), Arlington Arts Center ($27,475), Arlington Independent Media ($7,772), Arlington Philharmonic ($21,491), Encore Stage & Studio ($27,397), Jane Franklin Dance ($15,800) and WSC Avant Bard ($21,822).

Individual artists receiving $5,000 grants each include Melanie Kehoss, Susan Sterner and Katherine Young.

The annual grants program dates back to 1990.

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