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Broome County Arts Council Hands Out its Grants

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The Arts may be priceless but that doesn't mean the Arts community doesn't need financial financial support.

On Thursday the Broome County Arts Council handed out its United Cultural Fund grants. That fund raised more than $280,000 dollars for non profit art organizations, community art programs, and individual artists. One of the recipients this year was the Binghamton Poetry Project which provides workshops at high schools, veterans centers and libraries.

Abby Murray the Director of Binghamton Poetry Project said, "This grant is going to allow us to keep instructors who want to earn how to teach poetry in their communities. It really gives people a chance to kind of move beyond the university and into the community."

Officials say that UCF grantees returned more than four million dollars to Broome County's economy last year.