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Four Oklahoma organizations named National Endowment for the Arts grant recipients

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The Oklahoma State University Museum of Art is receiving a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the exhibition “The State We're In: Water.” [Photo via Facebook]
The Oklahoma State University Museum of Art is receiving a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the exhibition “The State We're In: Water.” [Photo via Facebook]
The Oklahoma State University Museum of Art is receiving a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the exhibition “The State We're In: Water.” [Photo via Facebook]
The Oklahoma State University Museum of Art is receiving a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the exhibition “The State We're In: Water.” [Photo via Facebook]

Washington, D.C.— Four Oklahoma arts organizations have been named recipients of grants totaling $783,650 from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today $80.4 million for 1,114 new awards located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and four U.S. jurisdictions. It is the art endowment’s second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2019, and these awards continue the its commitment as the only arts funder reaching the entire country, according to a news release.

“Reflecting the diverse artistic richness of our nation, these Arts Endowment-funded projects are varied in their size, scope, and artistic discipline,” said Arts Endowment Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter in a statement. “The projects also illustrate the unique geographic reach of Arts Endowment funding, serving Americans in places large and small in all corners of the country.”

As the NEA’s Oklahoma partner, the Oklahoma Arts Council is receiving $753,650 to support arts programs, services and activities associated with carrying out the state agency's National Endowment for the Arts-approved strategic plan.

Oklahoma State University in Stillwater is garnering $10,000 on behalf of the OSU Museum of Art to support the exhibition “The State We're In: Water.”

The Tahlequah-based Cherokee Nation is receiving a grant to support an art therapy program for Cherokee youth.

And the Tulsa Opera also is receiving $10,000 for its Raise your Voice! youth education program.

In the first funding round of fiscal year 2019 announced on Feb. 13, the arts endowment made 1,145 grants totaling $27 million. Other awards will be made in the coming months through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. For more information, visit www.arts.gov.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1... Read more ›

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