Sen. Zaffirini announces funding for Storyfest
AUSTIN – Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, announced that the George West Storyfest Association, Inc. is the recipient of a project/festival support grant from Texas Commission on the Arts. The $5,822 award will fund the 20th annual George West Storyfest and related activities, including sending professional storytellers to different campuses to share stories with students, thereby preserving the art form of storytelling that is part of the rich heritage of George West.
“I am pleased that George West received this award,” Sen. Zaffirini said. “Promoting the arts is an important part of the educational process, and I will strive to ensure that access to funding for outstanding programs like those provided by the George West Storyfest Association remain available.”
This grant is administered by Texas Commission on the Arts, which is working toward awarding larger grants in the future through a new simplified grants process.