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National Endowment For The Arts Awards Funds To NC Arts Groups

Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced that 20 organizations in North Carolina will receive over $400,000 for arts projects in this round of fiscal year 2020 funding.

Overall, 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million will provide Americans opportunities for arts participation, and several this year’s funded projects will celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Centennial.

Below is a list of grants to North Carolina organizations:

$15,000: LEAF Community Arts, Black Mountain, to support the LEAF Downtown Asheville Festival.

$10,000: Sun Publishing Company, Inc., Chapel Hill, to support poetry and fiction contributor payments for the magazine The Sun, and an internship program.

$25,000: University of North Carolina General Administration, Chapel Hill, to support Reel South, a public television series.

$15,000: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc., Charlotte, to support performances of composer William Brittelle’s Si Otsedoha (We’re Still Here) with related educational activities.

$10,000: McColl Center for Art & Innovation, Charlotte, to support a residency program for artists working in diverse disciplines.

$10,000: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, to support the artist fees for an artist residency designed to expand the connections between the local classical Indian dance community with the UNC Charlotte Department of Dance.

$10,000: Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, to support a visual arts program at the Tsali Care Center, a nursing home in Cherokee.

$65,000: American Dance Festival, Inc., Durham, to support commissions and performances at American Dance Festival.

$30,000: Center for Documentary Studies (Full Frame Documentary Film Festival), Durham, to support filmmakers’ travel, equipment, and venue rental costs for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

$20,000: Duke University, Durham, to support an arts education program at the Nasher Museum of Art.

$20,000: Duke University (on behalf of Duke Performances), Durham, to support Ballet Futures, a program of the Duke Performances series.

$25,000: Elsewhere Incorporated, Greensboro, to support a site-specific artist residency program.

$25,000: North Carolina Folk & Heritage Festivals, Greensboro, to support the North Carolina Folk Festival.

$30,000: University of North Carolina at Greensboro (on behalf of Weatherspoon Art Museum), Greensboro, to support the exhibition To the Hoop: Basketball and Contemporary Art at the Weatherspoon Art Museum and an accompanying catalogue.

$20,000: Will and Deni McIntyre Foundation, Hendersonville, to support David Holt’s State of Music.

$10,000: North Carolina Theatre, Raleigh, to support a production of Memphis with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, and music and lyrics by David Bryan.

$10,000: Central Carolina Community College, Sanford, to support arts programming serving a tri-county region of rural North Carolina.

$20,000: Culture Mill, Inc, Saxapahaw, to support They Are All, a dance project with professional dancers, people with Parkinson’s Disease, and medical researchers.

$25,000: Cucalorus Film Foundation, Wilmington, to support the 26th annual Cucalorus Film Festival and associated public programming.

$10,000: University of North Carolina at Wilmington, to support the publication and promotion of the journal Ecotone, as well as an online series from Lookout Books.

The next NEA funding deadline for applications to the Grants for Arts Projects category is February 13.

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.

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