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The National Endowment for the Arts (Wikimedia Commons)

The National Endowment for the Arts (Wikimedia Commons)

We have some exciting news: The Jazz Gallery has just been awarded an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. We’re deeply appreciative of the continuing support the NEA has shown us over the years, and this new grant will support the continuation of the Gallery’s Thursday Night Début Series, as well as the continuation of our new Mentoring Series, which continues in December with Jason Lindner’s NOW vs. NOW featuring James Francies. See the complete list of grant recipients here, and check out the NEA’s official press release:

Washington, DC— From partnerships to develop a districtwide arts education plan in North Carolina to poetry from a combat engineer to a folk arts festival in rural Wyoming, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) continues to support the arts and creativity to improve lives and communities in the United States. In its first fiscal year 2015 announcement, the NEA will award $29.1 million in 1,116 grants in three categories: Art Works, Challenge America, and NEA Literature Fellowships in Creative Writing.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “Since coming to the NEA, I have met with many NEA grantees and have seen first-hand the positive impact they have on their communities. These new projects will continue to demonstrate the power the arts have to deepen value, build connections, and foster an atmosphere of creativity and innovation both at the community level and with individuals throughout the nation.”