The Lyric Theatre’s Discovery Series for Young Audiences awarded grant by Women Supporting the Arts

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Lyric Theatre's Discovery for Young Audiences has been selected as a proud grant recipient awarded by Women Supporting the Arts, a program of the Arts Foundation of Martin County.

The Discovery Series for Young Audiences is the foundation of the Lyric’s Arts & Education programming, This mainstay of the Lyric’s educational outreach has provided quality programming to Martin County schools and the surrounding Treasure Coast for over 15 years. Programming is selected with the educator in mind; complete with furnishing with study guides, that support Sunshine State Standards and provide a fun way to fulfill Florida state curriculum requirements. Since 1997, over 130,000 school children from the Treasure Coast have come to the Lyric to experience the wonder of live theater – many of them for the first time. The awarded grant money will go toward subsidizing tickets for underprivileged children to attend Discovery Series Programs.

Since 2004, more than $229,000 in grants have been awarded to artists and arts-related programs by Women Supporting the Arts (WSA). The annual granting process begins with the receipt of grant applications by September 30, with notification of grant awards in early January. WSA welcomes grant applications from organizations and individuals who present cultural programs for Martin County. Collaborative projects and events are eligible.

Women Supporting the Arts' mission is to build a community of women philanthropists who inspire, educate and encourage women to strengthen the arts and cultural environment in Martin County. Women Supporting the Arts is affiliated with the Arts Foundation of Martin County and offers grants to support arts enhancement opportunities for Martin County artists and arts-related projects, programs, scholarships and internships.

For information about any of The Lyric's Arts & Education Programs, please contact Karin Leone, Director of Education at 772-220-1942, ext. 205 or