Decatur Book Festival receives $ 10,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts – Decaturish
Decatur, Georgia – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival presented by Emory University has been approved for a $ 10,000 Art Project Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support its 2021 Diverse Voices Building Community Literary Program, a announced a press release.
The Decatur Book Festival project is one of more than 1,100 across the country totaling nearly $ 27 million that have been selected during this second round of artistic projects grants for fiscal year 2021.
“As the country and the arts sector begin to envision returning to a post-pandemic world, the National Endowment for the Arts is proud to announce funding that will help arts organizations such as the Decatur Book Festival fully re-engage with partners and the public, ”said Acting NEA President Ann Eilers. “Although the arts were plentiful during the pandemic, the chance to come together and share artistic experiences is its own necessity and pleasure.”
“The Decatur Book Festival is a community treasure that is cultivated through partnerships near and far,” said Mathwon Howard, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Decatur Book Festival. “The National Endowment for the Arts Art Grant Award is a validation of the work we strive to accomplish throughout the year. We are truly grateful and grateful for the generous support of the NEA. “
On October 2, 2021, the Decatur Book Festival will host a targeted selection of authors in partnership with the First Baptist Church in Decatur. The program will honor the festival’s commitment to showcase a range of voices, connect readers with writers, and foster empathy through the love of reading and creative expression in children and adults.
For more information on the projects included in the announcement of the Foundation for the Arts grant, visit arts.gov/news.
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