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FORT MYERS, FL (August 9, 2022)- Alliance for the Arts has been awarded a grant of $100,000 by the Genesis Inspiration Foundation to be used towards art programs for kids and families. The Genesis Inspiration Foundation believes that when children are inspired, they create.

On August 11 at 10:00 a.m, the Alliance will be hosting members from the Genesis Inspiration Foundation, as well as local Genesis dealership owners, Alliance Board members and select press representatives. This event is not open to the general public. This will be a celebration of the generous gift. It will feature artwork created by children from each of the four sessions of Summer Arts Camp as well as a tour of the campus.

Alliance for the Arts plans to utilize the gift towards capacity building. This will include hiring an assistant to the Education Coordinator to focus on programs directly related to children and families, additional family centered art programs, camps, and expanding the Family Art Labs beyond the McGregor corridor.

“We are grateful to the Genesis Inspiration Foundation for the impact that this generous gift will make in our community to expand the arts in Southwest Florida,” Molly Deckart, the Executive Director stated.

About the Genesis Inspiration Foundation

The Genesis Inspiration Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to supporting education through the arts. Its mission is to improve educational outcomes by providing access to transformative arts programming that engages and inspires children in traditionally under-resourced communities. Since its inception in 2018, Genesis Inspiration Foundation has donated nearly $3 million to fund youth arts programming at museums, schools and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations nationwide. Primary funding for Genesis Inspiration Foundation comes from Genesis retailers and charitable donations.

About Alliance for the Arts
Currently in its 47th year, the Alliance for the Arts is a nonprofit community visual and performing arts center located in the heart of Fort Myers, Florida. Since 1975, the Alliance has been committed to transforming lives and improving community through the arts. For more information, please call 239-939-2787 or visit us online at

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