In the first of several grant announcements for fiscal year 2013, the National Endowment for the Arts has released details of 832 grants totaling $23.3 million in its Art Works funding category. Organizations receiving funding in this round of grants include symphony orchestras, music festivals, music conservatories, jazz and early-music programs, chamber-music ensembles, and choruses. The 832 funded arts groups were selected from 1,509 applications received by the NEA’s March 2012 deadline. Six of the grants will support projects inspired by the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring: four in dance, one in theater, and one in music (Bard Music Festival). Among other grant recipients are the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, for its Sound Investment residency and commissioning project with composer Judd Greenstein; the Boston Symphony Orchestra for concerts of works by living composers, including Augusta Read Thomas and Oliver Knussen; Carnegie Hall for its tuition-free National Youth Orchestra of the USA; and the Louisiana Philharmonic’s performance and education project “Envisioning Louisiana: Viewing the Natural Environment Through Music.” For a complete list of this round of Art Works grant recipients, visit the NEA website.

Posted December 5, 2012