In its latest round of funding, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded $1,215,000 to 53 Texas organizations.
Overall, the NEA made 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million as part of its Art Works program, and its Challenge America program which makes $10,000 grants to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to populations that have limited access to the arts.
Art Works grant range from $10,000 to $100,000.
The 12 Austin/Central Texas arts organizations that received NEA grants this cycleare:
- American Short Fiction, $10,000 — To support the publication and promotion of the magazine American Short Fiction
- Austin Film Festival, $10,000 — To support digitization and preservation of content for the Austin Film Festival’s On Story Archive
- Austin Film Society $25,000 — To support the presentation of several year-round curated film and video series
- Austin Independent School District $100,000 — To support the Creative Learning Initiative (CLI), a collective impact project
- Creative Action, $50,000 — To support staff salaries, program supplies, and student stipends for creative youth development programs for teens in film, theater, and visual arts.
- Golden Hornet Project, $10,000 — To support MXTX, alive music performances and outreach events lead by guest artist Orión García
- Mexic-Arte Museum, $25,000 — To support an exhibition series featuring work by emerging artists of Latino descent.
- Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance, $20,000 — To support Celebrando 2020.
- TILT Performance Group, $10,000 — To support the creation and production of an original theater work written for artists with disabilities.
- University of Texas Landmarks Public Art Program, $30,000 — To support a public art installation by digital video artist Jennifer Steinkamp and related programs at Landmarks.
- Tapestry Dance Company, $15,000 — To support Tapestry Dance Company’s annual Soul to Sole Festival, a national education and performance forum for the art of tap dance.
- Zachary Scott Theater, $10,000 — support a production of “Roe,” a play by Lisa Loomer.
See a complete list, organized by state, of this round of grants at arts.gov/sites/default/files/StateListReport-Jan2019.pdf