CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Facing a budget shortfall, the Coral Springs Museum of Art has received financial help from National Endowment for the Humanities through a $10,000 coronavirus-assistance grant.
The grant came from Florida Humanities as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.
“We are navigating through challenging times in our nation and community due to health and financial impacts COVID-19 has posed globally,” the museum’s Development Manager, Gabrielle Grundy-Lester, said in a news release this week. “We are grateful to have been awarded this grant as funding will help to support administrative costs for the organization.”
Earlier this month, Coral Springs officials discussed an anticipated $140,00 budget shortfall at the museum, which the city is helping to finance.
Because of the potential shortfall, the museum may need to consider cutting staff and reducing gallery hours when it re-opens following the closing due to the pandemic. Read our story here about the museum’s budget challenges.
What impact the $10,000 grant will have on the museum’s finances could not be determined.
While the museum remains closed, it’s offering virtual programming such as Zoom to the Studio Summer Camps, Chat it Up artist interviews, and video tours of current exhibitions.
To help the museum, supporters can donate, become members, and sign up for virtual classes. Learn more about the museum here.
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