Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture gets $30K Art Works award

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is the recipient of a $30,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to develop a neighborhood arts program.

cop.acboxlogo.fnlThe Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields, according to a press release.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships nationwide.

“The arts are all around us, enhancing our lives in ways both subtle and obvious, expected and unexpected,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu in a prepared statement. “Supporting projects like the one from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day.”

The Phoenix Neighborhood Arts program will make grants available, through a competitive process, for arts-based projects that arise from community needs throughout the city of Phoenix.

The program will encourage partnerships between artists, cultural and heritage organizations, businesses and neighborhood community groups, while bringing them together to make proposals for temporary or permanent projects.

“The Neighborhood Arts Program will enable the Office of Arts and Culture to foster creative partnerships in our city, strengthening community involvement and building the capacity of residents to cultivate healthier and safer neighborhoods through arts-centric programs,” according to Councilwoman Laura Pastor, chair of the Parks, Arts, Transparency and Education subcommittee.

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