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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/26/2012

The NEA distributes new funds to regional groups

While the National Endowment for the Arts continues to fight for more funding from Congress, the agency continues its work of distributing grants to arts organizations.
The Next Reflex Dance Collective is one of many companies that have appeared at Dance Place. (Delaine Dacko - Dance Place)

The NEA announced its latest round of grants Wednesday, approving $77.17 million in 928 grants. In Washington Dance Place received $40,000 for a series of performances and residencies. In Maryland, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was given $65,000 for its OrchKids program. WETA received $50,000 to continue its arts news reports within the PBS NewsHour.

The GALA Hispanic Theatre received $40,000 to present the U.S. Spanish-language premiere of a comedy by Agustin Moreto y Cavana. The Pen/Faulkner Foundation was awarded $40,000 for a series of literary programs targeting at-risk youth.

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center was given $50,000 to continue its collaborative commissioning projects at the University of Maryland at College Park. The Fall for the Book, which sponsors a festival of readings in Fairfax, received $15,000 to continue its work.

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Tags:  National Endowment for the Arts, grants for Washington, Maryland and Virginia groups

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