National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Mary AnneCarter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $40,000 to Flushing Town Hall for support a range of global programming throughout the next fiscal year. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking and will award 977 grants in this category.
“These awards, reaching every corner of the United States, are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Organizations such as Flushing Town Hall are giving people in their community the opportunity to learn, create, and be inspired.”
“We are extremely excited to again receive funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and thank the NEA for recognizing the quality of our programming and the impact they have on the communities we serve,” said Ellen Kodadek, Executive and Artistic Director at Flushing Town Hall. “Our expansive mission is to present multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of New York City, and so throughout the coming fiscal year, we will be presenting arts from China, Korea, and Latin America, and expanding South Asian cultural programs to welcome increased immigration, as well as continuing our core jazz programming, for audiences of all ages.”
The funding, among other enriching and dynamic programs, will support the return of the popular Global Mashup series; Footsteps in the Dark with American and international dancers of Muslim backgrounds; A Palo Seco, a New York-based flamenco company; Kunqu Society, which presents the oldest extant form of traditional Chinese opera; NaMU, which performs Korean traditional music with world influences; Navatman Music Collective, a choir performing Carnatic, Bollywood and South Indian film music, with Bharatanatyam dance; and many more.
For more information on the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.