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Wright Center receives two major grants from South Arts

Samford University is proud to announce that the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center has received two major grants from South Arts in support of the 2013-2014 Signature Series. Combined, these grants total $11,204 in financial support for the presentations and outreach activities surrounding Movement Workshop Group in October and Koresh Dance Company in January. These grants are in addition to the support the Wright Center receives as part of the South Arts Dance Touring Initiative, a two year program that unites venues throughout the South to help nurture dance and assist with bringing high-quality professional dance companies to the region for performances and outreach activities.

Sean Wright, director of venue management for Samford, sees this as a wonderful endorsement. According to Wright, "Support like we have received from South Arts is a validation that the Wright Center is providing the type of cultural activities, both on stage and in the community, that the region both needs and desires. Through this generosity we will be able to introduce these world class artists to Birmingham through both their live performances as well as through master classes, talkbacks and other outreach. We are so grateful to South Arts for their assistance and their commitment to supporting the arts throughout the South."

South Arts is a nonprofit regional arts organization, founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. South Arts offers an annual portfolio of activities designed to address the role of the arts in impacting the issues important to our region, and to link the South with the nation and the world through the arts. For more information, visit

To read the South Arts press release

To learn more about the 2013-2014 Signature Series

To order tickets to the 2013-2014 Signature Series

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