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NEA grants $14 million to Midwest region

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today more than $82 million in funds granted for art projects across the country. In the Midwest alone, the Endowment will fund 157 projects totaling over $14 million.

As a regional arts organization that works in partnership with the NEA, Arts Midwest is thrilled to be on the list of grantees for continued support of our programs, including support for the nationwide program Shakespeare in American Communities.

This is the Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.

Cast of a children's play on stage
Missoula Children’s Theater engagement in Langdon, ND. Photo by Darby Hart, courtesy of Northern Lights Arts Council.

“The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and arts organizations,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support organizations such as Arts Midwest, in serving their communities by providing excellent and accessible arts experiences.”

Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts provides support for organizations and experiences throughout our region such as neighborhood-based organizations; in community projects housed in rural arts centers and schools; in veterans’ hospitals; in local libraries and facilities for our senior citizens; and more.

“NEA funds and programs reach and bring benefit to every corner of our nation, to literally every Congressional district in America. And this funding has helped carve new pathways which ensure that every American, no matter their economic status or geographic location, has access to the discovery and joy that comes from personally experiencing the arts,” said David Fraher, Arts Midwest President & CEO.

To join the Twitter conversation about this announcement, please use #NEASpring17. For a full list of projects supported in this grant announcement, see the press release on arts.gov.