New Haven, CT—National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to Artspace for City-Wide Open Studios 2019 Older But Younger. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,605 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 972 grants in this category.
“The arts enhance our communities and our lives, and we look forward to seeing these projects take place throughout the country, giving Americans opportunities to learn, to create, to heal, and to celebrate,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
“City-Wide Open Studios is entering its 22nd year and is evolving as an ever-more necessary forum for artists and audiences to meet and learn from one another in an open, friendly and illuminating festival. We are very grateful for the NEA’s support of this work. This year, we are excited to invite artists to build our community’s capacity for empathy by exploring notions around aging, longevity, and intergenerational collaboration through our thematic platform, Older But Younger. We invite artists to learn more about this opportunity and meet possible collaborating partners at Artspace next week,at our Artist Meet and Greet event on February 19,” said Helen Kauder, Executive Director of Artspace.
The Artist Meet + Greet for individuals who wish to apply to our Open Call for Project Proposals for City-Wide Open Studios 2019 Older But Younger, will be on February 19, 5:30-7:30pm (snow date February 21, 5:30-7:30pm). The event is free, but advanced registration is required, here.