National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.
Art Works, the NEA's principal grantmaking program received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of investments and awarded 977 grants in this category, including grants to these three Phoenix arts organizations:
Ballet Arizona, $30,000
To support Ballet Under the Stars, a free outdoor performance series in local parks throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area.
The Phoenix Theatre Company, $10,000
To support the development and world premiere production of
Rising Youth Theatre, $10,000
To support Face to Face, an intergenerational convening of youth and adult artists from a wide range of backgrounds that will culminate in the development and performance of an original play.
Also announced was an Art Works grant of $30,000 to the Phoenix Office Arts and Culture for another round of investments in the Neighborhood Arts Grant program.
The Office was additionally awarded an Our Town Grant of $125,000 for sunBLOCK. This project will tackle the most serious climate hazard facing Phoenix by creating permanent and temporary public art microclimates that lower the intense heat confronting pedestrians along key corridors in two of Central Phoenix’s hottest neighborhoods. The NEA announced 57 awards totaling $4.1 million supporting projects across the nation through the Arts Endowment’s Our Town program.
“These awards, reaching every corner of the United States, are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Local arts agencies such as the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture are giving people in their community the opportunity to learn, create, and be inspired.”
For more information on the full grant announcement, please visit
The next NEA Art Works grant deadline is July 11, 2019.
NEA's grant page
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