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NBAF Receives Grant From National Endowment For The Arts

ATLANTA, GA, Jan. 08, 2022

NBAF (National Black Arts Festival) has been approved for a $25,000 Grants for the Arts Projects award by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the Move/ Dance! Education program in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools and several historically Black colleges and universities, as a part of its disbursement of grants for fiscal year 2022.

NBAF’s project is among 1,248 projects across America totaling $28,840,000 that were selected to receive this first round of fiscal year 2022 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects category.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects like this one from NBAF that help support the community’s creative economy,” said NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers. “NBAF in Atlanta, GA is among the arts organizations nationwide that are using the arts as a source of strength, a path to well-being, and providing access and opportunity for people to connect and find joy through the arts.”

“NBAF seeks to ensure that the art and stories of Black people are increasingly presented and valued,” said Stephanie Owens, Executive Director of NBAF. “We are committed to our work that helps shape a more equitable and impactful arts ecosystem that highlights the beautiful contributions of Black artists and the impact black art has made on our world and are truly excited to continue to do this work through our partnership with the NEA.”

Please note, there may be a delay in the distribution of some grant awards as the NEA and all of the federal government are operating under a continuing budget resolution which currently expires on February 18, 2022.

For more information on other projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit

About National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts 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 Arts Endowment 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.

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