The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced it will award $82,357,050 in grants to fund 1,148 projects in the second major grant announcement of its 50th anniversary year.
Grants will be awarded in 13 artistic disciplines or fields plus arts research, along with partnership agreements to U.S. states, jurisdictions and regions.
In the field of "Theater & Musical Theater," 124 grants will be made, totaling $2,735,000.
Among the companies that will benefit are The Actors' Gang, American Theatre Wing, Barrington Stage Company, California Shakespeare Theater, The Civilians, The Drama League, Emerson College, The Flea Theater, GALA Hispanic Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House Foundation, Houses on the Moon Theater Company and many more. Peruse a complete list of this year's beneficiaries.
NEA Chairman Jane Chu noted, “Approximately 85 percent of NEA grantees are small to medium-sized organizations serving millions of people each year. The arts are all around us and the NEA helps them thrive.”