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Director's Note
March 18, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

During this time of great uncertainty, I hope you, your colleagues, and your loved ones are well.

The Arts Endowment is focused on and closely monitoring COVID-19 and its effect on the arts community. The agency is committed to continuing our work of awarding grant funding all over the country. Our entire Arts Education staff is working remotely and we are available to assist you.

There are three resources on that I wanted to share with you in case you haven’t yet seen them. We are working diligently to make sure all Arts Endowment grantees have the information they need request any adjustments to grant awards and the arts education field has access to resources to may be able to assist your organization and your partners.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Arts Education Specialists. As we are all working remotely, email is the best way to reach a member of the Arts Education team.

  • Denise Brandenburg – Direct Learning Music projects and Collective Impact projects: [email protected]
  • Nancy Daugherty – Direct Learning Dance, Theater, Literature projects and Professional Development projects: [email protected]
  • Lakita Edwards – Direct Learning Media Arts, Museums, Visual Arts projects and Direct Learning Multidisciplinary projects: [email protected]
Stay safe and again, please know that we stand ready to assist in the coming weeks and months.

Ayanna N. Hudson
Arts Education Director, National Endowment for the Arts