We are thrilled to share that we’ve been awarded a $35,000 Grant for Arts Projects from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of our annual folklife festival, Tucson Meet Yourself. To be included in the NEA’s first round of awards for 2022 is an honor, and these funds monies will help us produce TMY 2022 and bring you three days of FREE folk arts, live performance, and your favorite foods from Tucson’s cultural groups.
Ours is one of 1,498 awards totaling nearly $33.2 million. Grants for Arts Projects funding spans 15 artistic disciplines and reaches communities in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Recipients of the Challenge America grant program, NEA Literature Fellowships in creative writing and translation, and support for arts research projects are also included in this announcement.
“These National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants underscore the resilience of our nation’s artists and arts organizations, will support efforts to provide access to the arts, and rebuild the creative economy,” said NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers. “The supported projects demonstrate how the arts are a source of strength and well-being for communities and individuals, and can open doors to conversations that address complex issues of our time.”
Read more about the award and awardees here.