National Endowment for the Arts Awards over $1.3 million to NC Arts Groups

Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced that 16 organizations will receive $1.3 million for fiscal year 2019.

In total, the NEA plans to award $80.4 million to 1,114 organizations and individuals across the country to promote opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. The NEA is the only arts funder reaching the entire country.

Below is a list of grants to North Carolina organizations:

Action Greensboro
To support the fabrication and installation of public art informed by the residents of Greensboro.
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte
To support the nuVoices Festival.  
Appalachian State University, Boone
To support artist fees and expenses for An Appalachian Summer Festival.
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Winston-Salem
To support traditional music concerts and workshops.
Brevard Music Center, Inc., Brevard
To support concerts and related programming celebrating the works of composer Aaron Copland.
Durham Arts Council
To support public art and urban design projects as part of the Durham SmART Initiative
economic development plan.
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte
To support the exhibition Craft in the Laboratory: The Science of Making Things.
Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc., Hillsborough
To support an exhibit introducing the work of visionary artist and luthier Freeman Vines.
North Carolina Folklife Institute, Durham
To support the Carolina Gospel Project.
Southern Documentary Fund, Durham
$15,000, artists support
To support a convening for documentary and nonfiction artists based in the South.
N.C. Arts Council, Raleigh
To support arts programs, services, and activities associated with carrying out the agency's
National Endowment for the Arts approved strategic plan.
N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Raleigh
To support the American Indian Heritage Celebration and African American Cultural Celebration at the Museum of History.
North Carolina Black Repertory Company, Inc., Winston-Salem
To support the biennial National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem.
UNC-Chapel Hill
To support PlayMakers Repertory Company's production of Ragtime.
UNC General Administration, Chapel Hill
To support a digital media lab for Southern independent creators and local public television
UNC, School of the Arts, Winston-Salem
To support artist-led cultural asset mapping and development of a cultural master plan for the
historic Happy Hill neighborhood of Winston-Salem.


About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. For more information, visit