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National Guild and Members Among Recipients of NEA Grants

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Apr 26, 2012

This week it was announced that the National Guild, along with many of our member organizations, are among 928 grant recipients to receive awards from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) totaling $77.17 million. These grants support exemplary projects in arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, local arts agencies, media arts, museums, music, opera, presenting, theater, musical theater, and visual arts, and provide support to state arts agencies and regional arts organizations. Through these projects, the public will have increasing opportunities to engage with the arts, whether it's in a school, in the media, or in their community, making our cities, towns, and neighborhoods more vibrant places to live.

The Guild is honored to be recognized by the NEA, once again. We thank the NEA for their continued support of the Guild, our members, and the community arts education field.

Among our members to receive Art Works grants:

  • Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, Chicago, IL, $78,000
    To support Arts Education Program Design Seminar that will provide professional development for a network of artists and teachers to build their skills in designing, implementing, and assessing arts integrated teaching and learning. At the conclusion of their residency projects, artists and teachers will share the documentation and results of the projects with their peers.
  • The Kaufman Center/Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance, New York, NY, $55,000
    To support the Kaufman Center's Music Program at the Special Music School. The program provides free private instrumental lessons, performance opportunities, and classes in theory, music history, and chorus to students in a school for musically gifted children in New York City.
  • HeArt Project, Los Angeles, CA, $65,000
    To support a year-long arts weekly workshop series in alternative arts-focused high schools throughout Los Angeles County. Resident teaching artists and classroom teacherswill teach visual and performing arts in coordination with exhibit and concerts at museums, theaters, and cultural centers in Los Angeles.
  • Luna Kids Dance, Emeryville, CA, $30,000
    To support Dance Learning Institutes, providing professional development to dance teaching artists and classroom teachers. Through the Summer Institute and Advanced Summer Institutes, educators will improve their knowledge, skills, and understanding of how to engage students in kindergarten through 12th grade in standards-based dance learning, with follow-up professional development throughout the school year.
  • Spiral Q Puppet Theater, Philadelphia, PA, $24,000
    To support school residencies in puppetry arts for kindergarten through eighth-grade students in Philadelphia public elementary schools. Teaching artists will introduce students to the process of constructing large-scale puppets using recycled and found materials; teach basic knowledge in color theory, sculpture, painting, puppet theater performance, as well as the social contexts of the art of puppetry throughout the world.
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, $65,000
    To support Conservatory in the Schools. Professional musicians and graduate students provide master classes, individual lessons, and classes to students through three programs: Composers in the Schools, Musical Bridges, and Ensembles in the Schools.

Full List of Grant Recipients

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