Charlottesville has either four or five Sister Cities depending on whether you include Pleven, which is now considered to have ‘emeritus’ status. But the Bulgarian city is definitely not one of the four places eligible for a grant from the Sister Cities Commission for projects to make cultural connections.
“Past grants have supported initiatives in the visual arts, music, municipal services, digital communications and connectivity, education, literary fields, sports, photography, and more,” reads the press release.
Organizations and individuals can apply up to $4,000 and there is a total of $24,000 available. The deadline to apply is January 13, 2023 and if you’re selected, you’ll have to give a full report.
The three official Sister Cities are Poggio a Caiano in the Tuscan region of Italy; Winneba on the coast of Ghana; and Besançon, France. Huehuetenango in Guatemala is considered a Friendship City at the moment and Sister City status is pending.
To apply and learn more, visit the Sister Cities Commission’s website.
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