FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10, June 2020
Pueblo Arts Alliance to Receive $30,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
PUEBLO, Colo. —National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $84 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2020. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to Pueblo Arts Alliance for supporting a youth-focused creative place making training program in Pueblo County, Colorado.
This is one of 1,015 grants nationwide that the agency has approved in this category.
“These awards demonstrate the resilience of the arts in America, showcasing not only the creativity of their arts projects but the organizations’ agility in the face of a national health crisis,” said Mary Anne Carter, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “We celebrate organizations like Pueblo Arts Alliance for providing opportunities for learning and engagement through the arts in these times.”
“We are so appreciative to be recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts for the work we are doing in Pueblo. We are proud to have the opportunity to continue to serve our community.”-Karen Foglesong, Interim Executive Director
About Impact Youth Initiative:
Impact Youth Initiative is a council of Pueblo High School students that produce monthly art activation projects to engage youth through art using place making techniques in the Pueblo Creative Corridor, with the Pueblo Arts Alliance. The goals of the Impact project is to create youth activation through the arts in the Corridor, create a sense of youth “ownership” of the Corridor, and provide youth with practical applications of civic engagement and City government processes. Impact Youth Initiative is also funded by the Colorado Health Foundation and Arts in Society Grants, and began in November 2018.
For more information on this National Endowment for the Arts grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.
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