Updated: Sep 29
Carolyn Eynon Singers of Scottsdale has been awarded a $5850 grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency ofthe State of Arizona. The grant was one of 367 grants awarded for Fiscal Year 2024, representing a total investment of $4,866,624 million in nonprofit arts organizations across the state.
“We all need music in our lives and singing together connects people. In my lifetime, this is the most vulnerable, emotional time in our country. Music soothes, heals, and crosses borders,” says Carolyn Eynon, founder and artistic director of the choir.
“This grant will support CES’s work over the coming year, our 17th season, A Season of Hope,” Ms. Eynon continued. “We are kicking off the season with a free concert to our honor service men and women on Veterans Day, and continuing with a traditional holiday concert and two spring concerts. With this generous grant, we look forward to educational outreach supporting our mission and vision to inspire and educate future musicians in community, symphonic, and professional choirs for lifelong learning and love of choral music.”
Jaime Dempsey, Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, stated, “Through the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the State of Arizona endeavors to ensure that all Arizonans can participate in and experience the arts. Through these grants the Arts Commission partners with organizations across the state that are dedicated to serving their communities through the arts.”
In accordance with the Arts Commission’s strategic plan and governing statutes, schools and nonprofit arts organizations are awarded grants based on such factors as community investment, quality of programming, fiscal ingenuity and responsible stewardship of public funds.
Grant applications are reviewed within rigorous panel processes which are open to applicants as well as the broader public. Review panels are led by Governor-appointed Commissioners and are composed of diverse community leaders, volunteer experts, educators and arts practitioners from rural, urban, and suburban areas throughout Arizona.