Chairman Rocco Landesman Announces the Second Round of FY2010 National Endowment for the Arts Grants
NEA to invest more than $97 million to support arts projects nationwide
April 22, 2010
Washington, D.C. -- National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman today announced the NEA's latest round of funding for fiscal year 2010 in the categories of Access to Artistic Excellence, Learning in the Arts, Arts on Radio and Television, and Partnership Agreements (State and Regional). The Arts Endowment will distribute $97,632,100 through 1,323 grants to nonprofit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide.
Chairman Landesman said, "Everywhere I have traveled over the past 9 months, I have been encouraged by the resilience and adaptability of our arts organizations, as they strive to fulfill their missions in the midst of a challenging economy. I've learned that a thriving arts sector brings with it economic and cultural vitality that helps drive community sustainability. These NEA grants will help sustain art work and keep it working for the organization, its community, and the nation."
Access to Artistic Excellence grants support the creation and presentation of work in the disciplines of dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media arts, museums, music, musical theater, presenting, theater, and visual arts. Projects include commissions, residencies, workshops, performances, exhibitions, publications, festivals, and professional development programs. This round of funding also includes grants to local arts agencies for multidisciplinary projects, such as community-wide festivals and public art commissions. Through the Access to Artistic Excellence category, the NEA will award 950 grants out of 1,581 eligible applications, for a total of $27,457,500.
Examples of projects supported by Access to Artistic Excellence grants include:
Please see the complete listing of projects receiving Access to Artistic Excellence grant support in this round of fiscal year 2010 funding.
Learning in the Arts grants strengthen American educational opportunities by providing children with focused arts instruction, exposing them to legendary artists, and introducing children to artworks of the highest quality. Through the Learning in the Arts category, the NEA will award 255 grants out of 658 eligible applications, for a total of $8,425,000.
Examples of projects supported by Learning in the Arts grants include:
Please see the complete listing of projects receiving Learning in the Arts grant support in this round of fiscal year 2010 funding.
Arts on Radio and Television grants support the development, production, and national distribution of radio and television programs on the arts. Through the Arts on Radio and Television category, the NEA will award 54 grants out of 149 eligible applications, for a total of $4,030,000.
Examples of projects supported by Arts on Radio and Television grants include:
Please see the complete listing of projects receiving Arts on Radio and Television grant support in this round of fiscal year 2010 funding.
Partnership grants provide support to the 56 state, jurisdictional, and territorial arts agencies, the six regional arts organizations, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, and Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. In total, 64 grants were awarded in this category for a total of $57,719,600. Please see the complete listing of Partnership grants.
A state-by-state listing of the grants announced in this release is also available.
The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established, bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Arts Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases. For more information, please visit http://www.arts.gov.
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