NEA Announces FY08 Grants - (05/22/08)
Orchestras in 50 communities will provide educational activities, workshops, master classes, and concerts with the support of $1,210,300 in grants recently awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The second round of FY08 NEA grant awards was announced on May 1 in the major funding categories of Access to Artistic Excellence Part Two, and Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth.
In addition to these larger grant categories, funding through Save America's Treasures will enable two orchestras to advance preservation and conservation efforts, American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius grants will support two chamber orchestras in bringing unique performances and workshops to their communities, and Arts on Radio and Television grants will support radio broadcasts by four orchestras.
The League has compiled the project descriptions for grants to orchestras and grants related to the orchestra field in the major grant categories. Complete lists of grants to all organizations in all funding areas may be found on the NEA web site.
The League is a member of the Performing Arts Alliance, a coalition of national performing arts service organizations dedicated to advocating for national policies that recognize, enhance, and foster the contributions the performing arts make to America.