Guild Members Awarded 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Grants

The National Endowment for the Arts announced recipients of over $27 million in 2019 grant funding this week, awarded to grantees in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The grants are awarded to further the Endowment's goal to provide all Americans with the opportunity to participate in and experience the arts. 

The awards announced represent three of the NEA's funding categories: Art Works and Challenge America to support projects by nonprofit organizations, and Creative Writing Fellowships. Through these grants, the National Endowment for the Arts "supports local economies and preserves American heritage while embracing new forms of creative expression."

Thirteen Guild members were among the winners, awarded a total of $420,500 to provide arts education and programming in their communities across the country. Congratulations to the grantees on their hard work! If you are a 2019 NEA grantee and not listed below, please contact Sabine at to be added to the list. 

Read the full release here.


2019 Guild members awarded NEA grants:

ART 180

$10,000 | Richmond, VA

To support after-school arts programming for teens from underserved communities.


Arts Corps

$35,500 | Seattle, WA

To support a multidisciplinary arts education program for Seattle youth from underserved communities


Big Thought

$100,000 | Dallas, TX

To support Dallas City of Learning (DCOL), a collective impact project


Campanile Center for the Arts

$10,000 | Minocqua, WI

To support a concert performance and related outreach activities in rural Wisconsin.


Center of Creative Arts

$40,000 | Saint Louis, MO

To support a dance outreach program for youth from underserved communities.


Cleveland Play House

$15,000 | Cleveland, OH

To support training and mentorship activities for emerging theater leaders in artistic direction and theater management.


Creative Action

$50,000 | Austin, TX

To support creative youth development programs for teens in film, theater, and visual arts.


Destiny Arts Center

$15,000 | Oakland, CA

To support performing arts instruction for students.


Flower City Arts Center

$10,000 | Rochester, NY

To support an artist-in-residence program for visual artists.


Minnesota Opera

$50,000 | Minneapolis, MN

To support the world premiere and additional performances of The Fix, a new opera by Composer Joel Puckett and Librettist Eric Simonson.


New Urban Arts

$15,000 | Providence, RI

To support an arts mentorship program for underserved high school students.


Philadelphia Young Playwrights

$15,000 | Philadelphia, PA

To support the Core Playwriting Program.


Project STEP, Inc.

$55,000 | Boston, MA

To support an intensive string music training program for youth.

Published: February 15, 2019