National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $10,000 to Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Inc. for fostering the writing, reading, performance and appreciation of poetry at its 15th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Old School Square, in Delray Beach, Florida. 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.
“The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity in our country,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Through the work of organizations such as Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Inc. in Lake Worth, FL, NEA funding invests in local communities, helping people celebrate the arts wherever they are.”
Miles A. Coon, Board Chairman, said “We are deeply honored to receive this grant from the National Endowment the Arts in support of the 15th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival which will attract poetry writers from all over America and other parts of the world to join us for a celebration of poetry’s power to give each individual voice the best possible words and the best possible chance to be heard and felt.”
For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.