Light House Studio awarded ArtStars grant

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- A local film studio is getting a grant that is awarded to arts programs partnering with schools in Virginia.

According to a release, five grants of $10,000 were awarded as part of the Dominion ArtStars program.

Light House Studio is a nonprofit in Charlottesville that helps students develop creativity and vision through filmmaking, and this award will support workshops teaching technical skills to underserved students in the area.

Students will also be able to learn about time management, collaboration, communication and planning, which are necessary skills for college and job readiness.

“ArtStars is about recognizing arts and cultural organizations that are making communities and schools more vibrant through theater, art, music and other artistic forms,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation, the charitable arm of Dominion Resources. “Dominion is proud to support these five winners as they continue their efforts to enrich students' education through the arts.”

The four other nonprofits are the HARPS Foundation of Richmond, the McLean Project for the Arts in Fairfax County, the Pro-Art Association in southwestern Virginia and the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra.

Dominion Shining Stars ArtStars Awards are given to organizations demonstrating the ability to advance the synergy between arts and education for the benefit of students in their areas.

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