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New fund from Guelph Arts Council encourages local artists to ‘pay it forward’ – Guelph

The Guelph Arts Council has announced its first recipient of the Pay It Forward Arts Fund.

Re: Project — reconnecting, releasing, reanimating and rejoicing through guided experiences — is receiving $5,000.

According to a news release, the funding will be used to help at-risk youth explore creativity, learn new skill, and connect with the community.

It also said the Re: Project supports local businesses by providing opportunities to share their skills and resources.

The Pay It Forward Arts Fund was developed through a gift from Bruce Mathews and Barbara Salsberg Mathews that encourages artists to rise to the challenge and pay it forward by using their talents to benefit the Guelph community.

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This is the first year of the four-year annual fund.

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