Quick Center to Receive $10K Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to the Quick Center for the Arts for their WAR STORIES project. The Challenge America category supports primarily small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations—those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability.
“The arts are for all of us, and by supporting organizations such as the Quick Center, the National Endowment for the Arts is providing more opportunities for the public to engage with the arts,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Whether in a theater, a town square, a museum, or a hospital, the arts are everywhere and make our lives richer.”
WAR STORIES: A Veterans Project will take the stage at the Quick Center this spring and is a unique collaboration that will share the stories of Veterans from Homes for the Brave.
Using Courageous Storytelling as an entry point, the project aims to employ a core group of homeless Veterans from ARBI/Homes for the Brave to work with a collaborative team comprised of writer Sonya Huber, artist Nina Bentley and theatre-maker Peter Van Heerden to develop a full-length performance work.
The WAR STORIES project was also awarded a $10,000 grant from the Connecticut Office of the Arts in addition to the recent support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information on the WAR STORIES project and to purchase tickets, please visit quickcenter.com.