Lubbock Arts Alliance and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts Host National Endowment for the Arts at Workshop for South Plains Nonprofit Arts Organizations
Arts and community groups learn more about NEA grant process
October 3, 2005
Washington, D.C. – Representatives from the Lubbock Arts Alliance and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts today hosted a special workshop conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for South Plains area nonprofit community arts organizations. The workshop was part of the agency's outreach to Texas arts organizations to inform them about federal arts funding opportunities and encourage them to apply for Arts Endowment grants.
"The Lubbock Arts Alliance is thrilled that the National Endowment for the Arts is coming to West Texas, and we are particularly proud that they have chosen to have a funding workshop in Lubbock, "said Elizabeth Regner, Executive Director of the Lubbock Arts Alliance. "Since this is the first time a workshop like this has been held in Lubbock, we are hopeful that it will lead to federal dollars being received for the arts organizations in our community."
At a press conference before the workshop, NEA Deputy Chairman for Grants and Awards Tony L. Chauveaux explained the purpose of the workshop. A native of the Texas Panhandle and a former Chairman of the Texas Commission on the Arts, Mr. Chauveaux cited the Endowment's commitment to rewarding excellence by local arts organizations with direct grants to communities, large and small.
"One of the primary goals of the NEA is to support excellence in the arts," said Mr. Chauveaux. "I know from my time as Chairman of the Texas Commission on the Arts that there are a lot of top-notch arts organizations here in the South Plains, and I'm delighted to be here today to encourage these local organizations to apply for Arts Endowment grants."
Executive Director Kathryn Oler and Board President Douglas Sanford represented the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts at the press conference. Bobbe Crawford, a former commissioner of the Texas Commission on the Arts, also participated. Other local civic and arts leaders were also in attendance.
The grants workshop was held in the Icehouse at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. Mr. Chauveaux led the free session, which included a discussion of federal opportunities for projects that:
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