MADISON, NJ - The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) has received a $10,750 grant from the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

This grant was created to help ensure the survival and strength of New Jersey’s arts, cultural, and historical sector during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Public and private agencies and organizations, as well as individuals from around the state, helped raise the $2.3 million distributed to arts organizations in New Jersey.

Hundreds of nonprofit organizations, including METC, have experienced severe financial losses that threaten their existence.

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"As with most nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, METC closed to the public for six months in 2020, which severely affected our ability to create revenue, engage our audiences, and fulfill our mission", said METC. "This statewide recovery fund assisted hundreds of arts, cultural, and historical organizations facing disruption and loss, and we are very appreciative of their support".

According to museum officials, the funds will "allow them to deliver educational programming to students throughout the state and assist in ensuring that the museum continues to be a cultural asset."

"We are inspired by this generous funding and we see this as an opportunity to view our mission in a new way, embracing new ideas to meet the challenges ahead", said museum officials.

For more information on METC visit www.metc.org and for more information on the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery fund, visit https://pacf.org/njartsculture/.

 

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