Ingham County Hotel/Motel Grant Fund has awarded the Williamston Theatre a grant in order to support its marketing efforts to out-of-county residents. The Arts Council of Greater Lansing manages the award funding episode. To quote John Lepard, Executive Director of Williamston Theatre’s, ‘we’re incredibly grateful to be chosen to receive this funding. This will allow us to promote our programming beyond the Greater Lansing region. There is a loyal live theatre audience throughout Michigan. Out-of-county visitors coming to the Williamston Theatre have a positive impact on our local economy.’
The main reason why Ingham County Hotel/Motel Funds for Arts & Tourism was established is to maintain the production of advertising and promotional materials to lure attract out-of-county visitors to Ingham County. All non-profit organizations based in Ingham County who were set up to promote cultural, educational, artistic, and historical or entertainment purposes are entitled to apply.
Let’s take a look at the recipients for the Ingham County Hotel/Motel Funds for Arts and Tourism fund program which totaled a sum of $124,776.04 for 2017: All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre; East Lansing Art Festival; East Lansing Film Festival; Common Ground Music Festival; Fenner Conservancy; Impression 5 Science Center; Lansing Art Gallery; Lansing Symphony Association, Inc.; Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan; Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art; Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame; MSU Museum; MSU Science Festival; Old Town Commercial Association; REO Town Commercial Association; Summer Solstice Jazz Festival; Wharton Center for Performing Arts and Williamston Theatre.