WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) -Just over a year ago, Margie Reese, Director of Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture put the final touches on a rigorous multi-step application to the National Endowment for the Arts. Just as she started thinking they wouldn’t get the grant, Wednesday she was notified they had.
“We are so excited to have been awarded this grant from the National Endowment for the arts its actually our second grant from the agency but this grant largest one that we have ever gotten,”said Reese.
WFAA received a twenty thousand dollar grant after competing with more than 1600 other applicants. The twenty grand will go straight into a brand new program. The Wichita Falls Area Regional Museums Network will give assistance to nine Fine Art, history and rural museums in Wichita, Baylor, Clay, and Wilbarger counties.
“So this is the time when you ask your self it a tree falls in the forest does it make a sound it your not there. Our museums have collections but if we do not know they’re there they have no value to us.”
Reese says this grant will show Wichita Falls can compete with bigger cities.
" We think that the biggest museums in larger cities are more important and better run but we think that they do not have what we have and this program is going to help us show that. “We are just so proud of our little community and the possibilities are endless.”
She adds there is so much culture in Wichita Falls that people don’t even know about this grant is going to help them.
“We are just so proud of our little community and the possibilities are endless.”
Reese also mentioned one of the next events she working on is a Women’s History Month event scheduled for March 8th 2019.