December 8, 2015
National Endowment for the Arts awards Challenge America Grant to ADT
National Endowment for the Arts Awards More Than $27.6 Million Across Nation
December 8, 2015 – In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. Today, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round for fiscal year 2016, including a Challenge America award of $10,000 to Ananya Dance Theatre to support the creation and presentation of “Horidraa: Golden Healing” and related activities in 2016.
The Challenge America category supports projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Challenge America grants are comparatively small investments that have a big impact in their communities.
NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “The arts are part of our everyday lives – no matter who you are or where you live – they have the power to transform individuals, spark economic vibrancy in communities, and transcend the boundaries across diverse sectors of society. Supporting projects like the one from Ananya Dance Theatre offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day.”
For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, go to arts.gov