National Endowment for the Arts Announces First Round of Fiscal Year 2023 Grants

The National Endowment for the Arts has released its first round of grants, with more than $34 million in funding going to 1,251 organizations across the country.

The grants range from $10,000 to $100,000 and support a wide variety of projects in 15 artistic disciplines and fields, the Washington Post reports.

"I encourage everyone to explore these projects and the ways they help provide inspiration, understanding, and opportunities for us to live more artful lives," says Maria Rosario Jackson, the chair of the NEA's board, in a statement.

Among the recipients: Children's Theatre of Cincinnati: $15,000 to produce a play about Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to the United States Congress.

The play will tour to schools in the greater Cincinnati region and be made available for virtual streaming.

Currents New Media: $25,000 to support the Currents New Media Festival, connecting public audiences with technology-focused media arts experiences such as immersive and interactive art installations, multimedia performances, and concerts, virtual and augmented reality experiences, artist talks, and free youth education programming.

Gallaudet University: $20,000 to support the development and presentation of a performance piece with an interdisciplinary cohort of electrical engineering and dance students at Washington, DC's Gallaudet University.

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council in Alaska: $60,000...

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