Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Nine NEA grants awarded in Georgia

Posted By on Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 7:07 PM

click to enlarge Atlanta Ballet dancers rehearse before in preparation for last winter's performance of 'Dracula.'
  • Atlanta Ballet dancers rehearse before in preparation for last winter's performance of 'Dracula.'

Today the National Endowment for the arts announced the recipients of its 2009 Grant Awards: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Nine Georgia nonprofit arts organizations were among the 631 recipients announced today, including the Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and the National Black Arts Festival. Together, they'll receive a total of $625,000 of the more than $29 million awarded. At $250,000, the Fulton County Arts Council will bring home the biggest chunk. Funding for the grants comes from a $50 million federal economic stimulus recovery package. Here's your full list of winners:

Atlanta Ballet, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

$50,000

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

$25,000

Center for Puppetry Arts

Atlanta, GA

$50,000

Fulton County Arts Council

Atlanta, GA

$250,000

National Black Arts Festival

Atlanta, GA

$50,000

Phoenix Theatre Academy, Inc.

Avondale Estates, GA

$50,000

Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

$50,000

Sautee Nacoochee Community Association, Inc.

Sautee Nacoochee, GA

$50,000

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

$50,000

(Photo by Joeff Davis)

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