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National Endowment for the Arts Awards $80.4 Million to Cultural Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the recipients of its second round of grants for the 2019 fiscal year. The agency will award $80.4 million to arts organizations across all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and four other US jurisdictions. The funds will be distributed through four grant categories: Art Works II; Our Town; Research: Art Works; and State and Regional Partnerships.

“Reflecting the diverse artistic richness of our nation, these Arts Endowment-funded projects are varied in their size, scope, and artistic discipline,” said the agency’s acting chairman, Mary Anne Carter. “The projects also illustrate the unique geographic reach of Arts Endowment funding, serving Americans in places large and small in all corners of the country.”

Among the organizations receiving support are the city of Phoenix, which will support intergenerational arts projects; the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne in Hogansburg, New York, which will engage local artists and designers to develop public artworks; and the Santa Fe Art Institute, which will assess the potential of the Santa Fe College of Art and Design’s shuttered campus for redevelopment.

May 23, 2019