24 Colorado arts organizations receive more than $3 million in arts grants

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National Endowment for Arts Announces Second Round of Fiscal Year 2020 Funding

Denver —The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced that 24 Colorado arts organizations received $3,049,300 in the second round of 2020 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Awards.

“Colorado has a large, diverse and rich arts scene that supports thousands of jobs across the state,”said Margaret Hunt, Director of the Colorado Creative Industries. “As Coloradans work together to restart our economy, these grants play an important role in fueling Colorado’s creative expression and Colorado’s creative economy at a critical time.”

Awards are issued in four major categories:  Art Works II; Our Town; State and Regional Partnerships and Research; and, ArtWorks.

“These awards demonstrate the continued creativity and excellence of arts projects across America and the nimbleness of our nation’s arts organizations in the face of a national crisis that shuttered their doors for months,” said Mary Anne Carter, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “By funding arts projects in every U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia, the National Endowment for the Arts again celebrates the opportunity to make the arts available to every corner of the country and to see how the arts can heal and unite us.”

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that arts and cultural production accounts for more than $14.5 billion, or 4.4 percent, of the Colorado economy and supports 103,274 jobs. Colorado ranks No. 1 in the percentage of residents who personally perform or create artworks.

Colorado Winners

Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. (aka Aspen Music Festival and School) $25,000 Aspen, CO Art Works – Music

Vail Valley Foundation (aka Vail Dance Festival) $30,000 Avon, CO Art Works – Dance

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company $10,000 Boulder, CO Art Works – Theater

Boulder Opera $20,000 Boulder, CO Art Works – Opera

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (aka NCECA) $35,000 Boulder, CO Art Works – Visual Arts

University of Colorado at Boulder $20,000 Boulder, CO Art Works – Museums

M12 Incorporated (aka M12 Studio, M12 Collective) $25,000 Byers, CO Art Works – Visual Arts

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs $10,000 Colorado Springs, CO Art Works – Music

cmDance $15,000 Denver, CO Art Works – Dance

Colorado Ballet Company $10,000 Denver, CO Art Works – Dance

Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Inc $15,000 Denver, CO Art Works – Visual Arts

Creative Industries Division (Colorado) $772,100 Denver, CO Partnerships (State & Regional) – State & Regional

Curious Theatre Company $25,000 Denver, CO Art Works – Theater

International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Inc. $28,000 Denver, CO Art Works – Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works

Opera Colorado $20,000 Denver, CO Art Works – Opera

Phamaly Theatre Company $25,000 Denver, CO Art Works – Theater

University of Denver, Colorado Seminary $20,000 Denver, CO Art Works – Media Arts

Western States Arts Federation (aka WESTAF) $1,814,200 Denver, CO Partnerships (State & Regional) – State & Regional

The Center for Fine Art Photography $15,000 Fort Collins, CO Art Works – Visual Arts

Green Box Arts Project $25,000 Green Mountain Falls, CO Art Works – Dance

Pueblo Performing Arts Guild, Inc. (aka Pueblo Arts Alliance) $30,000 Pueblo, CO

Tank Center for Sonic Arts, Inc. $25,000 Rangely, CO Art Works – Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works

Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation $20,000 Snowmass Village, CO Art Works – Media Arts

Emerald City Opera (aka Opera Steamboat) $15,000 Steamboat Springs, CO Art Works – Opera

Applications for these Art Works and Our Town recommended grants were submitted in summer 2019 and approved at the end of March 2020. Given the impact of Covid-19 and the time required to make project adjustments, project descriptions can be found through the Arts Endowment’s Recent Grant Search. This list is current as of June 9, 2020. 

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more.

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