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More Than $82 Million Awarded for Arts Projects Nationwide including $80,000 awarded to Newark Arts

by | Jun 21, 2017

Art Works award will continue the collective impact evaluation and advocacy work of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable  

Newark, NJ – June 21, 2017 – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $80,000 to Newark Arts to continue the collective impact evaluation and advocacy work of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.

“The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and arts organizations,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support organizations such as Newark Arts Education Roundtable, in serving their communities by providing excellent and accessible arts experiences.”

Lauren Meehan, Director of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable adds, “This grant will provide an essential deepening of our sustained work, building on our engagement with Newark Public Schools and their strategic plan, and also working to include even more communities and corporate voices to the conversation about and involving arts education for young people in Newark.” 

Cultivating a Creative Newark sets out to gather data to inform the shared work of arts education evaluation, as well as bring new partners into the fold including the particular needs and concerns of parents, youth, education administrators, teachers as well as the growing Newark business community. 

To join the Twitter conversation about our exciting announcement, please use #NEASpring17. For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, go to arts.gov. For more information on Newark Arts and NAER, please visit newarkarts.org and newarkartsed.org.