NEA Announces $500,000 in Federal Relief Grants to 6 ACSO Members

The National Endowment for the Arts announced on Thursday, January 27 the American Rescue Plan (ARP) recommended awards totaling $57,750,000 to 567 arts organizations to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic. The organizations may use this funding to save jobs, fund operations and facilities, health and safety supplies, and marketing and promotional efforts to encourage attendance and participation. Of the 567 recipients of these grants, 6 ACSO members received grants totaling $500,000.

“Our nation’s arts sector has been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Endowment for the Arts’ American Rescue Plan funding will help arts organizations rebuild and reopen,” said Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the NEA. “The arts are crucial to helping America’s communities heal, unite, and inspire as well as essential to our nation’s economic recovery.” 

To read the NEA’s press release announcing the American Rescue Plan: Grants to Organizations, click here.

Congratulations to the following ACSO Member American Rescue Plan Grantees:

  • Long Beach Symphony - $150,000

  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - $150,000

  • Santa Cecilia Orchestra - $50,000

  • San Francisco Symphony - $50,000

  • Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra - $50,000

  • Reno Chamber Orchestra - $50,000

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