Frederick Arts Council Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

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An Arts Engagement in American Communities Award will fund a year-long installation at an 11 West Patrick Street pop-up gallery

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"This is a terrific opportunity to showcase excellent contemporary art in Frederick," said FAC Executive Director Louise Kennelly.

The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding the Frederick Arts Council a $10,000 grant to support a pop-up gallery at 11 West Patrick Street, which will house a site-specific installation by a regional artist for a full year. The award will fund the exhibit’s creation, while the gallery space is provided in kind by the Ausherman Family Foundation.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to the arts, whether they are in a small or large, rural or urban area,” said NEA Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter. “We are proud to support organizations such as the Frederick Arts Council that are providing opportunities for more people to experience and engage in the arts in their communities.”

"This is a terrific opportunity to showcase excellent contemporary art in Frederick, said FAC Executive Director Louise Kennelly. "This is the third NEA grant for the Frederick Arts Council in four years, and we are pleased to be selected again for our strong track record in advancing high-quality arts and arts opportunities in Frederick. These are very competitive national awards and we are pleased to provide programming that is considered exemplary on a national level," Kennelly added.

Artist selection will take place by the end of October and the installation will be open to the public by December 1st.

About the Frederick Arts Council
The Frederick Arts Council invests in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County. The organization fosters an environment where the arts flourish in the community through grants and scholarships, arts advocacy, and links to essential resources. FAC is responsible for large-scale programming such as the Frederick Festival of the Arts, Art in the Park, and Frederick County’s Arts in Education grants. For more information about the Frederick Arts Council, visit http://www.frederickartscouncil.org.

About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more about NEA.

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