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Friday, May 11, 2012

NEA gives two grants to the MSU Museum for folk arts



National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced in April that the Michigan State University Museum is one of 788 not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide to receive competitive NEA Art Works grants.
MSU Museum is recommended for two grants totaling $80,000 to support work of the Michigan Traditional Arts Program. One grant is aimed at strengthening the state's folklife through fieldwork and targeted documentation of traditional artists and folk arts events; use new and existing documentation to enhance online web resources; and develop social media tools to connect folk artists, audiences, and other cultural workers. The second provides support for the Michigan Heritage Awards and Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, which research, document and share traditional arts and expressive culture of Michigan.
The 788 Art Works grants total $24.81 million and 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.
Read more: http://museum.msu.edu/index.php?q=node/643