GO Arts: Broadway Center wins $25,000 NEA grant for diversity programming, while Tacoma Art Museum gets $20,000 to support Western art

Tacoma News TribuneApril 22, 2014 

Tacoma’s Broadway Center for the Performing Arts and Tacoma Art Museum have just announced that they have been awarded two of the 886 Art Works grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Broadway Center's grant of $25,000 will support programming for the city’s underserved populations, while TAM's will support programming, symposia and a publication for their new Western art collection.  

The Broadway Center will use the grant for its Building Community through Diversity programming, which chooses five artists or shows through community input that will grow the audience among young adult, military, LGBTQ, African American and Mexican American communities.

“Diversity is one of our core values," said executive director David Fischer in a press release. “This grant will support our mission to reflect our community both onstage and off through high-quality programming, enliven our citizen-owned theaters, and increase access to the arts for all.”

Said NEA acting chair Joan Shigekawa: “These NEA-supported projects will not only have a positive impact on local economies, but will also provide opportunities for people of all ages to participate in the arts, help our communities to become more vibrant, and support our nation’s artists as they contribute to our cultural landscape.”

The NEA granted a total of $25.8 million this year in Art Works funding. For more information visit arts.gov.

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568 rosemary.ponnekanti@thenewstribune.com

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