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Cultural Council schedules workshops for grant applicants
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will conduct two workshops in January for organizations wishing to apply for a Volusia County Community Cultural Grant.

The workshops will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 in the third-floor conference room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., and 2 p.m. Jan. 30 in the first-floor training rooms of the of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.

To be eligible, organizations must send a representative to one of the workshops.

The Community Cultural Grant provides general operating support to nonprofit organizations in Volusia County that have as their primary mission the delivery of cultural or heritage-based programs to the public. In 2012, more than $610,000 was awarded to 32 organizations.

Applications must be delivered to Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture office at 202 N. Florida Ave., DeLand, by 5 p.m. April 26. In June, the Cultural Council will review and score the grant applications to provide recommendations to the Volusia County Council.

For more information, contact Cultural Coordinator Mike Fincher at 386-736-5953, ext. 15872, or mfincher@volusia.org.

Consulting firm to present tourism-marketing report
The Strategic Advisory Group will present the preliminary report on the effectiveness of tourism marketing at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 in rooms A, B and C of the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave. A reception will begin at 5 p.m.

The Volusia County Council hired the Duluth, Ga., consulting firm in February 2011 to conduct an independent analysis of countywide tourism and convention marketing efforts by the county’s advertising authorities and the Ocean Center.

The public is invited to attend, and public participation is welcome.

More information: 386-736-5920.

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