The National Endowment for the Arts has announced its second round of funding for fiscal year 2009; the organization will distribute $83,472,100 to 1,075 projects by nonprofit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide. Orchestras of all sizes across the country will receive NEA support for a wide array of programs. Acting NEA Chairman Patrice Walker Powell commented, “I am happy to announce the more than 1,000 arts projects that will receive NEA support through this round of funding. These grants are a direct—and catalytic—investment in our nation’s nonprofit cultural industry and will benefit Americans in all 50 states and 6 jurisdictional areas.” Funding categories are Access to Artistic Excellence; Learning in the Arts; Arts on Radio and Television; American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius; and Partnership Agreements (State and Regional), with more than half of the total funding going to the latter category. Visit the NEA website for the full NEA release and a complete list of grants.  

Posted May 4, 2009