Seven Lakeland-based organizations would see substantial cuts in state cultural and museum grants under Gov. Scott’s proposals. Here are comparisons between this year’s funding and proposed next-year levels, compiled by the Florida Cultural Alliance:

  • Polk Museum of Art: $77,159 to $24,819
  • Polk Theatre: $45,070 to $14,498
  • Explorations V Children’s Museum: $43,391 to $13,957
  • Imperial Symphony Orchestra: $24,389 to $7,845
  • Lakeland Community Theatre: $23,286 to $7,490
  • Polk Arts Alliance: $16,865 to $5,425
  • Florida Dance Theatre: $14,085 to $4,531

Source: News Channel 8

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