NEA awards $258,000 to local groups
Eleven San Diego-area organizations earn grants
The NEA awarded a total of $258,000 to the 11 local groups, in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $40,000. (The largest award went to the San Diego Youth Symphony.)
The grants were among 157 earmarked for organizations across California, totaling $5.3 million. Nationally, the NEA is awarding $82.3 million to fund 1,148 projects.
Here’s a rundown of the local recipients (in alphabetical order):
Center for World Music ($20,000): The Encinitas-based group’s grant will support world music and dance in the schools.
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation ($25,000): To support the Spoken Word and Graffiti Art Festival.
Mainly Mozart ($10,000): To support the symposium “Mozart and the Mind: an Exploration of Prodigy.”
Museum of Photographic Arts ($30,000): To support “SEPIA: Seniors Exploring Photography, Identity, and Appreciation.”
New Children’s Museum ($20,000): To support Innovator Lab, a maker-space installation based on creative practices.
Old Globe Theatre ($38,000): To support the Student Access to the Arts program.
Playwrights Project ($10,000): To support “SEEDS (Stimulating Educational Excellence with Drama Standards),” a playwriting residency program.
San Diego Opera ($35,000): To support “Words and Music Program,” a year-long opera education project for students in Title I schools in San Diego.
San Diego State University Foundation ($10,000): To support Heartpower Performances, a community engagement project.
San Diego Symphony ($20,000): To support a performance and community engagement festival, titled SOL Music: A Celebration of the Border Region.
San Diego Youth Symphony ($40,000): To support an effort to expand access to music education for public school students.
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