NEA Announces Second Round of FY12 Grants (April 26, 2012)
Washington, D.C. – Orchestras will serve communities through a variety of educational programs for children and adults, free concerts, tours to underserved regions and populations, radio broadcasts, residencies, youth mentorships, and community engagement activities thanks to 40 grants totaling $1,035,500 in essential Art Works support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). NEA funding encourages and increases access to music in communities nationwide. In addition to providing direct support for local projects, NEA funding also spurs critical giving 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 generates at least eight dollars from other state, local, and private sources, magnifying the impact of the federal investment.