National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $15,000 to Reforming Arts to support our theater-infused higher education program for incarcerated individuals in Georgia. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.
“It is energizing to see the impact that the arts are making throughout the United States. These NEA-supported projects, such as this one to Reforming Arts, are good examples of how the arts build stronger and more vibrant communities, improve well-being, prepare our children to succeed, and increase the quality of our lives,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “At the National Endowment for the Arts, we believe that all people should have access to the joy, opportunities and connections the arts bring.”
We are so grateful to the NEA for their generous support and look forward to a robust partnership with this organization. The mission of Reforming Arts is to offer a liberal arts higher education to people incarcerated in women’s prisons in Georgia to serve as a foundation for building purposeful, meaningful lives.
For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.