NEA grants awarded to local arts organizations

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Eleven local organizations were among 895 recipients of $23.4 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Art Works grants support “the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts,” according to the NEA website.

The local organizations receiving grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 are:

• City of Asylum: $20,000 to support a free jazz poetry concert and related activities.

• City Theatre: $20,000 to support a production of “Tribes” by Nina Raine.

• Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council: $30,000 to increase accessibility for people with disabilities to arts facilities, programs and events.

• Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild: $12,500 to support historical retrospective concert programs.

• Mattress Factory Art Museum: $35,000 to support “Factory Installed,” a major exhibition of new installations and performance works by Pennsylvania-based artists, guided tours, workshops and related educational programming.

• Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre: $20,000 to support the creation and presentation of a new work by choreographer Viktor Plotnikov.

• Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society: $10,000 to support a recital by pianist Peter Serkin.

• Pittsburgh Filmmakers: $20,000 to support “Flight School,” a professional development program for media artists.

• Pittsburgh Opera: $20,000 to support the American Opera series.

• Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: $50,000 to support the Composer of the Year residency program.

• Quantum Theatre: $10,000 to support the world premiere theatrical adaptation of Portuguese author Jose Saramago’s novel “All the Names.”

Elizabeth Bloom:, 412-263-1750 or Twitter @BloomPG.

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