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NEA Awards Over $1.1 million to 50 Artist Residency Programs

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today its Art Works grants for 2014, with $23.3 million awarded in 832 grants. Among these are 50 grants for artist residency programs  — in Artist Communities, Dance, Media Arts, Museums, Music, Presenting, Theater, and Visual Arts  — totaling over $1.1 million in NEA support.

Since the creation of its Artist Communities division in 2009, artist residencies have seen a significant increase in NEA funding. This year, 50 grants were awarded in Artist Communities, totaling $1,190,000.

More than 1,500 applications were received for Art Works funding this year, with 895 receiving funding in 2014. "The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support these exciting and diverse arts projects that will take place throughout the United States," said NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa. "Whether it is through a focus on education, engagement, or innovation, these projects all contribute to vibrant communities and memorable experiences for the public to engage with the arts." See more at:

The Alliance of Artists Communities congratulates all the residency programs awarded funding this year, and in particular is proud to celebrate the 29 Alliance member organizations awarded NEA grants (see below).

18th Street Arts Center Santa Monica, CA $10,000
Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Redwing, MN $10,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Center Snowmass, CO $20,000
Archie Bray Foundation  Helena, MT  $20,000
Art Omi New York, NY $10,000
Artpace San Antonia, TX $20,000
Atlantic Center for the Arts New Smyrna Beach, Fl $25,000
Bates Dance Festival - Bates College Lewiston, ME $30,000
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Omaha, NE $30,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program Woodside, CA $25,000
Elsewhere Artist Collaborative Greensboro, NC $20,000
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Provincetown, MA $15,000
A Studio in the Woods New Orleans, LA $10,000
Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences Rabun Gap, GA $10,000
Headlands Center for the Arts Sausalito, CA $50,000
Hedgebrook Foundation Langley, WA $15,000
Kala Art Institute Berekely, CA $15,000
MacDowell Colony Peterborough, NH $30,000
McColl Center for Visual Art Charlotte, NC $20,000
Montalvo Arts Center Saratoga, CA $10,000
Mount Tremper Arts Mount Tremper, NY $15,000
Ox Bow Saugatuck, MI $20,000
Ragdale Foundation Lake Forest, IL $15,000
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program Roswell, NM $10,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Madison, ME $25,000
Vermont Performance Lab Guilford, VT $10,000
Vermont Studio Center Johnson, VT $15,000
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Amherst, VA $10,000
 Yaddo  Saratoga Spring, NY  $20,000