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A scene from rehearsals for the play “Fronteras Hechas del Dinero,” part of the 2016 Playwrights Project Plays by Young Writers festival. Playwrights Project is among the latest recipients of NEA grants.

Read James Hebert’s Article on Grants Received by Local Organizations Here

NEA awards $258,000 to local groups

Eleven San Diego-area organizations earn grants

Nearly a dozen San Diego County arts and culture groups have earned grants in the latest round of funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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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