Includes $15,000 awarded to EngAGE, Inc.
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 $15,000 to EngAGE for our EngAGE in Creativity program. 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 EngAGE, in serving their communities by providing excellent and accessible arts experiences.”
Engage in Creativity is our community-based multidisciplinary arts program focused on seniors. Professional artists provide free college-level classes and events to low-income seniors, delivered on-site at affordable senior apartments. The program provides weekly access to arts programs for thousands of underserved seniors in Southern California, catalyzing the creation of new works of visual art, literature, film, music, and dance. Engage in Creativity will culminate in numerous public arts events such as art shows, performances, readings, and radio show segments.