National Endowment for the Arts Releases List of 2016 Grantees



Yesterday, the National Endowment for the Arts released its annual list of grantees. A total of 1,126 American museums, arts funds, foundations, alternative spaces, and institutions will receive funding from the NEA this year. The grants add up to $27.7 million.

“These projects, from all over the nation, will make a difference in their communities,” Jane Chu, the chairwoman of the NEA, said in a statement. “We know from experience as well as through hard evidence that the arts matter and these projects will provide more opportunities for people to learn, create, and experience the value of the arts in so many different ways.”

Of the 1,126 grantees, below are 30 notable ones.

Aperture, New York, New York
Artadia, Brooklyn, New York
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Asia Society, New York, New York
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York
BOMB Magazine, Brooklyn, New York
CAMH, Houston, Texas
Creative Time, New York, New York
El Museo del Barrio, New York
Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, New York
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
LAXART, Los Angeles, California
MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts
MCA Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
MCA SD, San Diego, California
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
MFA Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
MOCAD, Detroit, Illinois
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Primary Information, Brooklyn, New York
Renaissance Society, Chicago, Illinois
Rhizome, New York, New York
SculptureCenter, Queens, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York

Head over to the NEA’s site for a PDF of the full list of grantees, which includes the amount each grantee was awarded and what the money will be used for.

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