Arts Alliance Gives First Grant

Haldane group now registered as nonprofit

The Haldane Arts Alliance, which this year replaced the Haldane Arts Booster Club, awarded its first grant in February, contributing to the costs of bringing violinist and composer Gwen Laster and her New MUSE4tet to Haldane Elementary School on Feb. 15 for a Black History Month assembly.

The New MUSE4tet performed for Haldane students on Feb. 15. From left: Alex Waterman, Gwen Laster, Hsinwei Chiang and Melanie Dyer (Photo provided)

As a nonprofit, the Arts Alliance can now accept tax-deductible donations and give more grants. Its mission is to support and promote performing, media, visual and literary arts in the school district. The group also launched a new website at haldanearts.org.