Chillicothe and Caldwell County recipients of Missouri Arts Council grants

The Missouri Arts Council has awarded 362 grants to 63 communities to support art events, performances, education, and services.

Combined, the grants total more than $4,700,000 for the 2017 fiscal year.

The Chillicothe Fine Arts Council was allocated $15,075 and Caldwell County Arts Incorporated slightly over $1,500.

The Missouri Arts Council also will allocate approximately $350,000 during the 2017 fiscal year via express grants. Those grants support smaller-scale projects primarily through arts education, community arts, minority arts, and performances by artists in the Missouri touring directory.

The council says the grants are awarded through volunteer advisory panels of Missouri arts professionals and community representatives. Panelists review the applications to evaluate artistic quality, community involvement, and management ability. The resulting scores are used in a funding formula to determine the grant amounts.