Three Little Rock organizations were announced today as recipients of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. They are: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Society of Little Rock, and the Oxford American magazine.
Each year, more than 4,500 communities large and small throughout the United States benefit from National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants to nonprofits. For the NEA’s first of two major grant announcements of fiscal year 2019, more than $25 million in grants across all artistic disciplines will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. These grants are for specific projects and range from performances and exhibitions, to healing arts and arts education programs, to festivals and artist residencies.
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc.
To support concert performances and related outreach activities.
Chamber Music Society of Little Rock
To support a series of chamber music performances and related educational programming.
Oxford American Literary Project
Art Works — Literature
To support payments to writers for The Oxford American magazine.
In addition, three other Arkansas organizations and one Arkansas artist received funds. TheatreSquared of Fayetteville, received $30,000 for the Arkansas New Play Festival, the King Biscuit Blues Festival of Helena received $25,000, the Ozark Foothills Film Fest received $10,000, and Geffrey Davis of Fayetteville received $25,000 for a Creative Writing fellowship.