National Endowment for the Arts Awards Arts Works Grants & Writing Fellowships
California was well-represented when the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced its grantees for the Arts Works program and for Creative Writing Fellowships. At 140 grantees and $3,681,000, the state received 17 percent of all monies granted and 17 percent of awards, including four of the 40 very competitive creative writing fellowships given nationwide. Overall, the NEA made 863 grants for $22,543,000.
Art Works funding went to nonprofit organizations that are creating works of art through commissions and artists residencies; engaging the public with works of art through exhibitions, tours, and festivals; furthering lifelong learning in the arts in schools, communities, and at arts organizations; or increasing community livability through the arts.
SEE LIST OF CALIFORNIA GRANTEES.