On February 7, 2018, 826LA was approved for a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grant to support our writing programs. NEA Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants to be awarded to 936 organizations as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018.
In 2013, 826LA received an NEA Art Works grant of $15,000 to support our 2014 Young Authors’ Book Project, our largest student publishing project of the year, with the publication Beyond the Gates and Fences. 826LA also received funding in 2012 for our publishing program.
The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.
“It is energizing to see the impact that the arts are making throughout the United States. These NEA-supported projects, such as this one to 826LA, are good examples of how the arts build stronger and more vibrant communities, improve well-being, prepare our children to succeed, and increase the quality of our lives,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “At the National Endowment for the Arts, we believe that all people should have access to the joy, opportunities and connections the arts bring.”
For a complete listing of projects included in the NEA grant announcement, see the NEA press release here.
To get involved with student publishing at 826LA, please visit our volunteer page here.