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Arts Midwest awarded ARRA funds for arts job preservation grants in the Midwest

Arts Midwest’s proposal to the National Endowment for the Arts for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds was approved in full and announced by the National Endowment for the Arts on April 10, 2009.

Arts Midwest received $514,400 for arts job preservation in the Midwest. Arts Midwest’s funds will be added to the funding pool to be disbursed by each of our nine state arts agencies using the granting process they develop. Once each state arts agency’s panel has made its funding recommendations, Arts Midwest will work with each state arts agency’s staff to determine which applications will be supported by Arts Midwest’s ARRA funds. Grants to those organizations will be issued directly by Arts Midwest.

The NEA approved $19.8 million in one-time grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to the state arts agencies (including all nine states in the Midwest region) and regional arts organizations to support the arts sector of the economy. The NEA’s state and regional partners will invest their Recovery funds in projects that assist arts organizations in retaining critical staff as well as artists and other contractual personnel. These critical staff will enhance the ability of arts organizations to realize their artistic and public service goals. State and regional agencies will mirror the NEA’s Recovery grant program and adapt their programs to respond to the particular needs of their constituents. Please visit the NEA’s Web site for the full text of the NEA’s press release announcing the granting of these funds along with a list of grants awarded to each state and regional arts agency.

For full information on each of our nine member state’s ARRA arts jobs preservation grants, including eligibility requirements, application guidelines, filing deadlines, review process, and award announcement and funding timelines, please visit the links below:

State Arts Agency Deadline
Indiana Arts Commission May 22, 2009
Illinois Arts Council June 15, 2009
Iowa Arts Council June 1, 2009
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs May 15, 2009
Minnesota State Arts Board July 13, 2009
Ohio Arts Council June 15, 2009
North Dakota Council on the Arts June 20, 2009
South Dakota Arts Council June 30, 2009
Wisconsin State Arts Board May 18, 2009

For more information on Arts Midwest’s involvement, please contact Adam Perry, Senior Program Director, at 612.238.8013.