National Endowment of the Arts Announces 2018 Grantees Across the Country and the Heartland
May 09, 2018
Today the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) announced its grants for the 2018 fiscal year. The NEA will award 1,071 grants totaling $81.76 million to support programs that provide jobs to artists, administrators and other creative workers and arts experiences for millions of people.
NEA grantees include local organizations spanning the arts from theatre, literature, film, to the fine arts throughout the United States. Across the heartland, organizations such as the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, MS; the Lawrence Art Center in Lawrence, KS; Shakespeare Festival in St. Louis, MO and the Tennessee Arts Commission in Nashville, TN are receiving grants from the NEA. Ovation recognizes that the contributions of local arts organizations and cultural institutions do not often benefit from exposure on a national platform. In response, Ovation recently introduced the “Arts Across the Heartland” initiative, which aims to shine a light on the places and people who elevate and enrich their communities through the arts.
Among Ovation’s Stand For The Arts coalition members receiving support are:
The full list of grant recipients is on the NEA’s website.