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National Endowment for the Arts doles out more than $300,000 to DFW groups

National Endowment for the Arts doles out over $300K to DFW groups

Dallas Opera presents Everest/La Wally
The Dallas Opera's world premiere production of Everest received a grant of $50,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts. Photo by Maxine Helfman
Conrad Tao
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra received a $20,000 grant to support the residency of pianist Conrad Tao. Photo by Ruiming Wang
Nasher Sculpture Center presents Melvin Edwards
Nasher Sculpture Center received $60,000 from the NEA to host "Melvin Edwards: Five Decades." Photo courtesy of Nasher Sculpture Center
Dallas Opera presents Everest/La Wally
Conrad Tao
Nasher Sculpture Center presents Melvin Edwards

The National Endowment for the Arts has once again bestowed grants to arts organizations around the country, and Dallas-Fort Worth groups were even more fortunate this year, receiving nine grants for a cumulative total of more than $300,000.

Big Thought scored the single highest amount given to any area group — $100,000 — to support its Dallas City of Learning project, which aims to increase access to quality out-of-schooltime arts programs.

Other area grants include the following:

Nationwide, the NEA doled out 1,115 grants, totaling $29.1 million. Grants were given in three categories: Art Works, Challenge America and NEA Literature Fellowships in Creative Writing. All Dallas-Fort Worth area grants were in the Art Works category.