The National Endowment for the Arts has announced it will award 863 grants to organizations and individual writers across the country, totaling $22.5 million. The awards encompass 15 artistic disciplines and fields, and support projects in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
823 of the total are for projects at not-for-profit organizations; the remaining 40 awards are for individual writers who will receive creative writing fellowships totaling $1 million. Some examples of the projects funded are the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Neb.; the Tucson Symphony Society in Arizona; Project H Design in Windsor, N.C.; the Alaska SeaLife Center in Anchorage. According to the NEA, 1,686 eligible Art Works applications were received.