NEA Announces First Round of FY13 Grants
December 6, 2012
Washington, D.C. – Orchestras in 42 communities will support education and training of young musicians, artist residencies, commissions and premieres of new works, free concerts, community engagement programming, and the celebration of regional and indigenous culture thanks to $1,450,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The NEA’s first round of Art Works grants, announced November 27th, supports projects that encourage and increase access to music in communities nationwide. On December 4th, the NEA also announced that Challenge America grants totaling $240,000 will support 24 orchestra projects that will extend the reach of music, performance discussions, workshops, and master classes to populations whose arts engagement abilities are otherwise limited due to geography, economics, or disability. In addition to providing direct funding, NEA awards, which require a minimum one-to-one match of federal funds, stimulate on average a return of at least seven dollars to one from other state, local, and private sources.
Future FY13 grants will be announced for Art Works (Part Two) in 2013.
The League has compiled the project descriptions for grants to orchestras and grants related to the orchestra field. Complete lists of grant amounts and project descriptions for awards in all disciplines may be found on the NEA web site.