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More than 1 million people participate in the arts in our region helping them spark creativity, explore different cultures, learn about our past, and feel more connected to our community. In 2015-16, the Ontario Arts Council funded 1,676 individual artists and 1,125 organizations in 209 communities across Ontario for a total of $50.5 million. States and U.S. jurisdictions have an arts agency that can receive NEA funding to support programs. Our primary vehicle for nurturing creativity is the annual Joyce Awards program, which supports artists of color in creating new work in partnership with nonprofit organizations. The diverse projects funded across Australia reflect the breadth and vitality of Australia’s arts and cultural sector. In addition, RTÉ supports events by offering promotional air-time on RTÉ Radio and Television.

Whether you’re most interested in matters of education, the economy, healthcare, or innovation, the arts plays a role in improving these—and many more—aspects of our world. The purpose of the Arts Organization Project Grant program is to support registered Alberta arts organizations, companies and/or schools by providing a grant for a specific arts-related project or event. We invest in the vital work of these racially diverse arts groups so the art canon and sector can be flush with diverse artists, spaces and audiences. The percentage of American households donating private funds to the arts also declined by almost 9 percent. Don’t lose your access to more than 7,000 arts professionals working to advance the arts in America! If you’re passionate enough about a local arts nonprofit and you have enough friends to join you, we recommend that you contact the executive director and tell him or her you’d like a meeting!supports and artssupports and arts

In addition, awards are made to the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies to support national leadership services and to Pacific Resources in Education and Learning for delivery of arts education services and technical assistance to the jurisdictional arts agencies of the Pacific territories.supports and arts

International Association of Jazz Educators Supports professional jazz educators. Additionally, a Materials and Supplies Assistance program provides $500 grants to Deaf artists and artists with disabilities working in the visual arts or craft for the cost of buying materials and supplies to make work. Specifically, we make grants that support the general operations and individual programs of local arts and cultural organizations, small and large. The Creative Fund – Not necessarily for just young professionals, but an active group with a low-cost membership that supports emerging Austin artists and performers. As part of the NEA’s 50th anniversary, the agency is partnering with the National Park Service, as it celebrates its centennial, on Imagine Your Parks, to fund a spectrum of arts projects in national parks.

Mitch was first appointed as the Minister for Communications and Minister for the Arts on 21 September 2015, and reappointed on 19 July 2016. The Leadership Award was established by the Business Committee for the Arts to recognize individuals whose vision, commitment and leadership champion the arts.