Texas receives $2.34 million in NEA grants

Forklift Danceworks' "Bartholomew Swims" performance.

In the latest round of grant funding announced today from the National Endowment of the arts, Texas arts groups received 47 grants totaling $2,343,500.

The Texas Commission on the Arts received $976,500 to support its state-wide programs charged with carrying out the NEA’s strategic plan.

Among those receiving the largest grants in the Austin area are Forklift Danceworks, which was awarded $115,000 in two separate grants, with $90,000 to support to support a large-scale production with the Astros Foundation.

Texas Folklife Resources netted two grants totaling $65,000.  Austin Classical Guitar Society also received $65,000 for its youth education program.

Other Central Texas arts groups receiving NEA grants are:
Austin Cinemaker Space — $35,000
Austin Film Society — $30,000
Austin Film Festival — $15,000
Austin Opera — $20,000
Austin Symphony Orchestera — $25,000
Conspirare — $35,000
Imagine Art — $50,000
Mindpop — $25,000
Rude Mechs — $10,000
Texas State University — $10,000

 

This was the second round of NEA funding for FY 2018. This funding round included annual partnerships with state, jurisdictional, and regional arts agencies. In all the NEA awarded 1,071 grants totaling $80.5 million. The complete list of grantees is here.
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