KUDOS: National Endowment for the Arts – Announces Fiscal Year 2019, First Round Grants
The following includes the first round of NEA recommended grants to organizations, sorted by state or jurisdiction, then by city and name of organization. All of the grants are for specific projects; no Arts Endowment funds may be used for general operating expenses. To find additional project details, please visit the National Endowment for the Arts’ Grant Search
Some details of the grants listed are subject to change, contingent upon prior National Endowment for the Arts approval. Information is current as of 2/8/2019
Visit the NEA’s Recent Grant Search for additional project details for NEA grants.
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Number of Grants: 19
Total Dollar Amount: $320,000
Adams State College – $10,000 – Alamosa, CO
To support artist residencies by guest visual art, music, and theater artists working in
the rural San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet – $15,000 – Aspen, CO
Art Works — Dance
To support a national tour of dance performances.
EcoArts Connections (aka EcoArts)- $10,000 – Boulder, CO
Challenge America: To support a public art project created in collaboration with residents of the San Lazaro Mobile Home Park in Boulder, Colorado.
Breckenridge Creative Arts (aka BreckCreate) – $65,000 – Breckenridge, CO
Art Works — Local Arts Agencies
To support the inclusion of contemporary artworks in a series of multidisciplinary festivals, as well as summer exhibition program.
Sprinkle Art Inc. (aka Imagination Celebration) – $35,000 – Colorado Springs, CO
Art Works — Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works
To support the installation of Portals at sites around Colorado Springs and related programming at Imagination Celebration.
Academic Skills Program – $10,000 – Denver, CO
Challenge America: To support a dance festival featuring American street and social dance forms such as hip hop and breakdancing.
Art Students League of Denver – $10,000 – Denver, CO
Challenge America: To support the Visiting Artist Series, featuring community arts programming led by visual and multidisiplinary artists.
Central City Opera House Association (aka Central City Opera) – $15,000 – Denver, CO
Art Works — Opera: To support a production of Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten with related community engagement programming.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts – (aka DCPA) – $20,000 – Denver, CO
Art Works — Theater: To support the world premiere of Last Night and the Night Before, a new play by Donnetta Lavinia Grays.
MCA Denver – $10,000 – Denver, CO
Art Works — Artist Communities: To support an artist exchange residency program.
Museo de las Americas – $10,000 – Denver, CO
Challenge America: To support an exhibition and educational programming featuring work by artist Gaal Cohen.
Su Teatro (aka Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center) – $10,000 – Denver, CO
Art Works — Theater: To support the creation and presentation War of the Flowers, a new play by Anthony J. Garcia and composer Daniel Valdez.
University of Denver – $20,000 – Denver, CO
Art Works — Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works: To support a series of performing arts presentations at the Newman Center.
Wonderbound – $10,000 – Denver, CO
Art Works — Dance: To support the presentation of Boomtown, a dance choreographed by Artistic Director Garrett Ammon, featuring an original score by the band Chimney Choir.
Tethered by Letters (aka TBL) – $10,000 – Elbert, CO
Art Works — Literature: To support the publication and promotion of the journal F(r)iction
Center for the Arts Evergreen (aka CAE) – $10,000 – Evergreen, CO
Challenge America: To support the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition and related workshops and outreach activities.
Colorado State University (on behalf of Center for Literary Publishing) – $10,000 – Fort Collins,
CO ~ Art Works — Literature: To support the Center for Literary Publishing in the publication and promotion of a new poetry title, as well as the journal the Colorado Review.
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation – $30,000 – Snowmass Village, CO
Art Works — Artist Communities: To support an Artists-in-Residence Program and Outreach Program.
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival – $10,000 – Wheat Ridge, CO
Challenge America: To support the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.