National Endowment for the Arts Announces
Grant to Provincetown Art Association and Museum
$25,000 grant will support PAAM's Youth Programs:
Art Reach, Art on the Edge and the Reaching Forward
Student Mentor Program
Provincetown, MA: Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National
Endowment for the Arts, has announced that the Provincetown Art
Association and Museum (PAAM) has been recommended for a grant of
$25,000 to support three youth arts programs to be offered at the LillianOrlowsky and William Freed Museum School.
PAAM is one of 1,145 not-for- profit national, regional, state, and local organizations recommended for a grant as part of the federal agency's second round of fiscal year 2011 grants. In total, the Arts Endowment will distribute more than $88 million to support projects nationwide.
An independent agency of the federal government, the National Endowment for the Arts advances artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman said, "NEA research shows that three out of four Americans participate in the arts. The diverse, innovative, and exceptional projects funded in this round will ensure that Americans around the country continue to have the opportunity to experience and participate in the arts."
Of the grant Lynn Stanley, PAAM's Curator of Education, states: "We are thrilled to receive both the validation and financial support of the National Endowment for the Arts for PAAM's youth programming. These funds will help us to continue to offer free multidisciplinary educational opportunities to young people, and engage the next generation of creative thinkers of our region."
About the Programs:
PAAM's after and out of school programs include Art on the Edge, for 12-15 year olds; Art Reach for 15 year olds and up; and the Reaching Forward Student Mentor Program.