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N.E.A. Releases Details for Groups Seeking Stimulus Funds

The New York Times reports that The National Endowment for the Arts has announced guidelines for arts groups seeking grants from the $50 million apportioned to the agency in the economic stimulus bill. The money will be distributed to state arts agencies and regional arts organizations who will sub-grant it to various cultural groups.

One-time grants must be used for salaries for positions that are in jeopardy or have been eliminated as a result of the current economic crisis, or for fees for previously engaged artists and/or contractual workers explains the Times. The distributing organizations may use up to $50,000 for their own jobs and for the administration of funds. Priority will be given to cost-effective programs that maximize the amount of funds distributed, the agency said to the New York Times.

The awards will support activities that are scheduled to begin on April 1, or shortly thereafter, to read the Times article click here.

There is also a wonderful feature in The Los Angeles Time regarding how famous members of the arts and entertainment community such as Tony winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bill T. Jones would spend and use the arts stimulus, to read the wonderful series of essays click here.

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