Tuesday, May 13, 2003

NEA gives $170,000 to arts groups

By Jackie Demaline
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Greater Cincinnati arts organizations have been awarded $170,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts:

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra receives $50,000 to support a series of outreach programs to communities throughout the area.

A regional tour of a new work by playwright David Gonzales will be supported with $35,000. Developed with historical and cultural organizations and seniors, it will tell the stories of individuals from many cultures who found freedom in the Ohio River Valley.

Cincinnati Ballet and Urban Appalachian Council both receive $30,000. The ballet award will support the annual Home Cities Tour. The council will use its award for a series of residencies in inner-city neighborhoods.

Cincinnati Classical Public Radio Inc. (WGUC-FM) will receive $15,000 for Classics for Kids, which includes radio broadcasts, and a multi-media interactive Web site.

Covington Community Center receives $10,000 for the Gateway Project, which uses mosaic tile work to identify neighborhoods.

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