Urban Arts Partnership Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

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DATE:  April 16, 2014

Urban Arts Partnership Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Grant to support My Medium, My message: Rising Communities 

New York, NY— National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that Urban Arts Partnership (UAP) is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. UAP is recommended for a $60,000 grant to support My Medium, My Message: Rising Communities.

My media, My Message: Rising Communities is  a media arts program providing 9th-12th grade students at five NYC Title I public schools with in-school and after-school training in media arts. Students will work in animation, film, digital photography and music production to create works that synthesize interconnected studies in the humanities, sciences and critical community issues.

NEA Acting Chairman Shigekawa said, “The NEA is pleased to announce that Urban Arts Partnership is recommended for an NEA Art Works grant. These NEA-supported projects will not only have a positive impact on local economies, but will also provide opportunities for people of all ages to participate in the arts, help our communities to become more vibrant, and support our nation’s artists as they contribute to our cultural landscape.”

Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and enhancement of the livability of communities through the arts.  The NEA received 1,515 eligible applications under the Art Works category, requesting more than $76 million in funding. Of those applications, 886 are recommended for grants for a total of $25.8 million.

For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at arts.gov.