In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. Today, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $20,000 to Sculpture Space.
The Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields.
NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “The arts are part of our everyday lives – no matter who you are or where you live – they have the power to transform individuals, spark economic vibrancy in communities, and transcend the boundaries across diverse sectors of society. Supporting projects like the one from Sculpture Space offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day.”
“Sculpture Space is deeply honored by the generous and ongoing support of the National Endowment for the Arts. As the world flashes, fires, crumbles, rages and darkens around us, we remain committed to the idea that art and artists provide an essential and unique flame.” says Executive Director Monika Burczyk.