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The NEA distributes new funds to regional groups


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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