HARRISBURG, March 13, 2015 – The organization charged with promoting and supporting the arts and cultures throughout Pennsylvania has picked up the fervent abilities of state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione.

Tartaglione, who has been a member of the Legislative Arts and Culture Caucus in Harrisburg, has been appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

“Pennsylvania has a global reach in the arts, and my experience working with the many high quality arts organizations and programs in Philadelphia will help me amplify the council’s great work,” Sen. Tartaglione said today.

“As Henry David Thoreau once said, ‘This world is but a canvas to our imagination.’ Pennsylvania has contributed vibrant colors and tones throughout its communities through education and investment,” Tartaglione said. “I look forward to continuing this gift.”

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is a 19-member body that works to “foster the excellence, diversity, and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state.”

Tartaglione is one of four legislators on the 49-year-old panel. Fifteen other members, including three from Philadelphia, are citizens.

Among other things, the council funds grants for arts organizations, arts programming in colleges and universities, departments of government, fiscally sponsored projects, individuals, arts projects, and artist residencies in schools and community centers.

It also delivers Governor’s Awards for the Arts, folk and traditional arts apprenticeships, and professional development and outreach.

To learn more about the council, visit www.arts.pa.gov.


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