NEA Announces Second Round of FY13 Grants

April 25, 2013

Orchestras will serve communities through tours to underserved regions, free concerts, recordings, broadcasts, and music education programs, with the assistance of 34 grants totaling $1,051,500 in essential support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This is the second major round of FY13 grants awarded through the NEA's Art Works program. NEA funding increases access to music in communities of all sizes nationwide, and in addition to providing direct support for local projects, the award of a notably competitive NEA grant also enables grantees to pursue support from other sources like private foundations, corporations, and individual contributors. The NEA requires at least a one-to-one match of federal funds from all grant recipients, and on average, each NEA grant far exceeds that requirement and magnifies the impact of the federal investment by generating at least eight dollars from other state, local, and private sources.

The League submits written testimony to Congress in support of NEA funding every year, provides orchestras with customized tips for applying for an NEA grant, and complies the project descriptions for grants awarded to orchestras and projects 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 in a new state-by-state listing or a discipline/field listing. In addition, the NEA recently launched an online grant search system which allows members of the public to search all of the NEA's grants since 2000 using a variety of attributes to customize search results.

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