National Endowment for the Arts Awards over $1.3 million to NC Arts Groups

Washington, DC

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced that 16 organizations will receive $1.3 million for fiscal year 2019.

In total, the NEA plans to award $80.4 million to 1,114 organizations and individuals across the country to promote opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. The NEA is the only arts funder reaching the entire country.

Below is a list of grants to North Carolina organizations:

Action Greensboro
$75,000
To support the fabrication and installation of public art informed by the residents of Greensboro.

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte
$10,000
To support the nuVoices Festival. 

Appalachian State University, Boone
$15,000
To support artist fees and expenses for An Appalachian Summer Festival.
 

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Winston-Salem
$15,000
To support traditional music concerts and workshops.

Brevard Music Center, Inc., Brevard
$10,000

To support concerts and related programming celebrating the works of composer Aaron Copland.

Durham Arts Council
$40,000
To support public art and urban design projects as part of the Durham SmART Initiative economic development plan.

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte
$10,000
To support the exhibition Craft in the Laboratory: The Science of Making Things.

Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc., Hillsborough
$10,000
To support an exhibit introducing the work of visionary artist and luthier Freeman Vines.

North Carolina Folklife Institute, Durham
$25,000
To support the Carolina Gospel Project.

Southern Documentary Fund, Durham
$15,000, artists support
To support a convening for documentary and nonfiction artists based in the South.

N.C. Arts Council, Raleigh
$968,400
To support arts programs, services, and activities associated with carrying out the agency's National Endowment for the Arts approved strategic plan.  

N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Raleigh
$25,000
To support the American Indian Heritage Celebration and African American Cultural Celebration at the Museum of History.

North Carolina Black Repertory Company, Inc., Winston-Salem
$50,000
To support the biennial National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem.

UNC-Chapel Hill
$20,000
To support PlayMakers Repertory Company's production of Ragtime.

UNC General Administration, Chapel Hill
$20,000
To support a digital media lab for Southern independent creators and local public television stations.

UNC, School of the Arts, Winston-Salem
$50,000
To support artist-led cultural asset mapping and development of a cultural master plan for the historic Happy Hill neighborhood of Winston-Salem.

About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. For more information, visit
www.arts.gov. 

About the North Carolina Arts Council
The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state’s long-standing love of the arts, leading the way to a more vibrant future. The Arts Council is an economic catalyst, fueling a thriving nonprofit creative sector that generates $2.12 billion in annual direct economic activity. The Arts Council also sustains diverse arts expression and traditions while investing in innovative approaches to art-making. The North Carolina Arts Council has proven to be a champion for youth by cultivating tomorrow’s creative citizens through arts education. NCArts.org

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