The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today its second round of funding for 2018, including 17 grants that total $2.7 million for arts groups in Georgia. The NEA will award 1,071 grants nationwide totaling $80.5 million to support arts programs that provide opportunities to experience the arts as well as jobs to artists, administrators and other creative workers.
“The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity in our country,” NEA chair Jane Chu said in a press release. “From Atlanta, Georgia, to Sparks, Nevada, NEA funding reaches thousands of communities, assisting local organizations and providing access to the arts to all.”
The NEA announced in February its first round of grants, including $370,000 to Georgia. Arts groups in Georgia that will receive NEA support in this second round are:
Athens-Clark County: $12,000 for the creation of a mural on the exterior of the Morton Theater and for outreach activities.
Georgia Museum of Art: $30,000 to support the Richard Hunt: Synthesis exhibition in Athens.
The Georgia Review: $10,000 for the literary journal’s reading series.
Art Papers: $40,000 to support content development for Art Papers magazine and public programming.
Center for Pan Asian Community Services: $50,000 for cultural performances, community-created art work and an arts festival along the Buford Highway Corridor in Doraville.
Center for Puppetry Arts: $10,000 for a puppetry adaptation of Doreen Cronin’s book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.
Fulton County Arts Council: $75,000 toward the creation of a new countywide public art master plan.
Georgia Council for the Arts: $746,850 to support arts programs, services and activities.
Moving in the Spirit: $10,000 for Stepping Stones, a weekly dance and leadership training program.
High Museum of Art: $65,000 for the exhibit Putting Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: $35,000 to support the ASO’s two-year “LB/LB” program that celebrates the legacies of Leonard Bernstein and Ludwig van Beethoven.
7 Stages Theatre: $10,000 for the world premiere production of Albert Camus’ The Stranger.
South Arts: $1.5 million to support arts programs, services and activities.
Academy Theatre: $10,000 for the Hapeville theater’s creation, production and regional tour of Facing The Other, a new play for middle school students.
Deep Center: $50,000 to the Savannah group for a book of original writing and readings and public art that celebrates the history and stories of the Low Country.
Deep Center: $30,000 to expand Savannah Stories, a creative writing literacy program for middle school and high school youth.
Paradise Garden: $55,000 for the former home in Summerville of the late folk artist Howard Finster for the restoration and conservation of the World Folk Art Church.