Krannert Center awarded $20,000 grant


Patrick Li

The Krannert Center for Performing Arts was awarded a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Out of 1,728 applicants, only 1,029 were awarded funds.

By Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is receiving an Art Works award of $20,000 after Jane Chu, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) chairman, approved more than $82 million to fund art projects all over the country.

The money will be used to expand its presentation of artistry, create residencies and engagement opportunities and expand The IMPACT of the Arts for Youth, the Center’s youth series which is open to grades Pre-Kindergarten through high school, according to a press release.

The NEA is an independent agency of the United States federal government which offers support and funding for projects that show artistic brilliance. It was created in 1965 by an act of the U.S. Congress. They provide support for many artistic fields, including design and media arts.

The support of the NEA allows equal access to the arts in every community across America and provides Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts to exercise their imaginations.

The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications but will only be making 1,029 grants. The grants range between $10,000 and $100,000.

The Krannert Center’s Youth Series program will be going into its 35th year in the 2017-18 season. The center will continue to advance the innovative education and creative research that they provide, now with the help provided by the NEA. To learn about the upcoming school-day performances from the Krannert Center’s Youth Series or to buy tickets to the shows, visit the Krannert Center’s website.

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