Big Heavy World Awarded $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
BURLINGTON May 22, 2019—National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works: Local Arts Agencies grant of $10,000 to Big Heavy World to support strategic planning and public programming focused on the music community in Vermont. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 977 grants in this category.
“These awards, reaching every corner of the United States, are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Organizations such as Big Heavy World are giving people in their community the opportunity to learn, create, and be inspired.”
James Lockridge, Big Heavy World’s Executive Director, said, “Big Heavy World volunteers invest their passion and energy to support and celebrate all of Vermont’s musicians. We are honored and grateful for this inclusive and collaborative work to be supported by our nation.”
The NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. As a designated Local Arts Agency, Big Heavy World participates in building Vermont’s arts community and fostering equity among those within it.
For more information on this National Endowment for the Arts grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.
About Big Heavy World: Big Heavy World is a volunteer-staffed independent nonprofit music office with a mission of promoting and preserving Vermont-made music. Founded in 1996, it harnesses emerging technologies and provides an educational environment for young adults interested in supporting local music. For more information, visit www.bigheavyworld.com Contact James Lockridge, firstname.lastname@example.org, (802) 865-1140.
About the National Endowment for the Arts: Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more about NEA.