NEA Round 1 funding awards $150K to Cincinnati arts

As part of its first round of grants for fiscal year 2021, the National Endowment for the Arts announced awards to six Cincinnati-area arts organizations totaling $150,000.

The NEA’s Art Works and Challenge America grant programs awarded more than $27 million to recipients in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Educational Theatre Association Executive Director Julie Cohen Theobald

In Ohio, 29 organizations received $650,000, from $10,000 to $50,000.

Cincinnati organizations receiving funding:

  • Cincinnati Ballet, $10,000
  • Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, $15,000
  • Cincinnati Opera, $25,000
  • Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, $10,000
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $40,000
  • Educational Theatre Association, $50,000

Applications for the next round of the NEA’s Grants for Arts Projects program are accepted through Thursday, Feb. 11.

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