The Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) has awarded Birch Creek Music Performance Center with $12,620 in a 2012 Creation and Presentation Program grant award.
In granting this award, the WAB recognizes Birch Creek as an organization with the highest level of quality in its programs, community outreach and administration. Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Inc. is a summer music school in Egg Harbor for advanced young musicians from across the country. Students are taught by nationally known performers and educators during the day, and perform alongside them in concerts at night. Birch Creek’s mission is to provide their students with significant performance experience in front of live audiences.
When Birch Creek receives an Arts Board grant all of Door County benefits. Since 2002, Birch Creek’s Artists in the Schools program has brought nationally-recognized performers and teachers into local schools to provide hands-on workshops for hundreds of Door County music students. Door County music students have attended Birch Creek nearly every year since Birch Creek opened its doors in 1976. During the concert season, Door County residents and visitors alike have numerous opportunities to hear performances by professional musicians of the highest caliber. Each year Birch Creek has a measurable and documented economic impact of more than $500,000 on the Door County community, bringing nationwide attention to the Peninsula…
Wisconsin Public Television was in Door County to capture an evening of big band jazz, recently broadcasting the sights and toe-tapping sounds of Jazz at Birch Creek on January 30.
The Wisconsin Arts Board operates with funds appropriated by the state legislature and a National Endowment for the Arts partnership grant. With this investment of public funds, the Arts Board helps Wisconsin’s nonprofit arts and culture sector generate millions into the local economy. The Arts Board’s Creation and Presentation grant program helps make the arts available to broad audiences, keep ticket prices down and allows non-profits to plan for future sustainability.
For more information about Birch Creek visit their Website: www.birchcreek.org or call 920.868.3763.