First Round of 2018 NEA Grants Announced

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February 8th, 2018

The National Endowment for the Arts announced the recipients of its first round of 2018 grants, and Chorus America is honored to be the recipient of a $90,000 award. We are also excited to see many of our partners and choral organizations represented in the list of awarded grants, including:

American Composers Forum
Boston Children’s Chorus
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Handel and Haydn Society
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
The Rose Ensemble
San Francisco Girls Chorus
VocalEssence
The Washington Chorus
Washington Performing Arts

In this first round, more than $25 million in grants across all artistic disciplines will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. These grants are for specific projects and range from performances and exhibitions, to healing arts and arts education programs, to festivals and artist residencies.

“It is energizing to see the impact that the arts are making throughout the United States. These NEA-supported projects are good examples of how the arts build stronger and more vibrant communities, improve well-being, prepare our children to succeed, and increase the quality of our lives,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “At the National Endowment for the Arts, we believe that all people should have access to the joy, opportunities, and connections the arts bring.”

The NEA's full announcement can be found here.