National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman has announced that Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center will received an NEA Art Works grant of $ 10,000.00 grant to support the 2013 An Appalachian Evening Concert Series.
An Appalachian Evening, the Center’s premier summer concert series for the past 13 years, brings Grammy award winning national and internationally know musical talent to this rural area.
In March 2012, the NEA received 1,509 eligible applications for Art Works requesting more than $74 million in funding. The 832 recommended NEA grants total $22.3 million, span 13 artistic disciplines and fields, and focus primarily on the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing works for the benefit of American audiences. Applications were reviewed by panels of outside experts convened by NEA staff and each project was judged on its artistic excellence and artistic merit.
“I’m proud to announce these 832 grants to the American public including An Appalachian Evening,” said Chairman Landesman. “These projects offer extraordinary examples of creativity in our country, including the creation of new work, innovative ways of engaging audiences, and exemplary education programs.”
“ We are proud to have the continued support of the NEA and look forward to another successful concert series in 2013,” said Executive Director Beth Fields.
For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at arts.gov.