NEA awards $10,000 for public mosaic art project in Danville

Published 6:48 pm Monday, February 25, 2019


The Community Arts Center may be spreading more color around Danville, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Earlier this month, the CAC was awarded $10,000 by the NEA to support a mosaic public art project and related outreach activities. CAC’s grant was one of 13 Kentucky grants that totaled $305,000, according to a news release.

“We are really excited. We don’t want to say too much yet because we are awaiting approval from the Kentucky Heritage Council for one aspect of the project, but we will be releasing details soon,” said CAC marketing director Kate Snyder.

If all goes well and the project is approved, it’s expected to begin in the fall, she added.

“I want to congratulate the Community Arts Center in Danville on receiving this competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. They do great work educating Kentuckians of all ages about the arts and giving back to the Danville community,” said U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie. “I look forward to seeing what the final mosaic public art project will look like!”

The NEA is awarding more than $27 million in grants in its efforts to provide all Americans with the opportunity to participate in and experience the arts, according to the news release. This fiscal year, grants will reach all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It’s the first of two major grant announcements for this fiscal year and includes three of the agency’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.

“The arts enhance our communities and our lives, and we look forward to seeing these projects take place throughout the country, giving Americans opportunities to learn, to create, to heal and to celebrate,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.