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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is pleased to announce that the All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) has been awarded a $10,000 Gaining Recovery in Transition (GRIT) Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.These awarded grant funds will be used to support AECT’s spring musical, “School of Rock.” The funding will allow AECT to expand its participation to allow for youth and adult cast members to participate together in the spring production.“We are excited this grant award will allow us, not only to add a second musical into our season, but also incorporate adults and youth together in the cast,” said AECT Program Coordinator Kathleen Miller. “We are so appreciative of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing for awarding us this grant as well as the National Endowment for the Arts for making this funding available.”The Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s GRIT Grants program was a one-time funding program made possible through the generosity of the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Rescue Plan. The Arts Council served as a subgranting agency for $200,000 in federal funds that were distributed to individual artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations based in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. Additional information about the program is available at https://www.lansingarts.org/programs/gritgrants.
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