Lively Arts Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Posted on 8/30/2019 1:30:49 PM

The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding a grant of $10,000 to support IUP Lively Arts’ presentation of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 12, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

“All Americans should have access to the arts,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Grants such as this one to IUP Lively Arts are an important part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ work to ensure people in communities both large and small across the nation have the opportunity to experience the arts.”

National Endowment for the Arts Logo“We are honored to be among the many arts organizations across the country who have benefitted from the support of the National Endowment for the Arts,” said Curt Scheib, dean of the College of Fine Arts at IUP. “The mission of the Lively Arts at IUP is directly in line with the NEA’s mission of serving communities by providing access to experiences in the arts to all members of the public.”

Along with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ovations Series is funded, in part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants, and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually.

About the National Endowment for the Arts

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. Visit National Endowment for the Arts to learn more.