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The Metropolitan Arts Council has partnered with the Graham Foundation and the Canal Charitable Foundation to distribute $275,500 in COVID-19 relief funds to 28 arts organizations, many of which have suffered huge losses.

The fund was started with a $102,000 withdrawal from the MAC Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 2009 for the organization’s grants program, said Alan Ethridge, MAC executive director.

It’s the first time such a withdrawal has been made, said board chairman Michael Cooper, “but it was very important to do so given the projected losses of so many arts organizations.”

That amount was then matched by generous contributions from the Graham Foundation and Canal Charitable Foundation, Ethridge said.

“Greenville is so fortunate to have such philanthropic partners who realize the importance of the arts in the vitality of our amazing city,” he said.

The Greenville Concert Band is one of the 28 arts organizations to receive funding.

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