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NEA Makes Second Grant Announcement of its 50th Anniversary – 23 May 2016

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah will receive more than a $1 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

As the only funder in the country that supports the arts in all 50 states and five U.S. jurisdictions, the NEA will award $82,357,050 in grants to fund 1,148 projects in the second major grant announcement of its 50th anniversary. Grants will be awarded in 13 artistic disciplines or fields plus arts research, along with partnership agreements to U.S. states, jurisdictions, and regions. Utah received 14 grants totaling $1,079,100.

“The arts are all around us, enhancing our lives in ways both subtle and obvious, expected and unexpected,” NEA Chairman Jane Chu said. “Supporting projects like the ones in Utah offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day.”

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums received a “Partnership Grant” of $731,600. An “Our Town” grant was awarded to the Epicenter in Green River, Utah ($50,000) and The Urban Arts Festival in Salt Lake City ($25,000). Other grant recipients include Moab Music Festival, Sundance Institute, Art Access, Center for Documentary Expression and Art, Plan-B Theater Company, Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Tanner Dance Program, Utah Arts Festival, and Utah Symphony | Utah Opera.

“We are so proud to be a partner with the NEA to encourage quality arts programming,” Utah Divisions of Arts & Museums Director Gay Cookson said. “These organizations are worthy recipients and work hard to bring exceptional art experiences to Utah.”

For a detailed list of grant recipients, please visit this page on the NEA’s website.