Wingspan Arts to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant!

May 10, 2016

Wingspan Arts is thrilled to announce that we’ve received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support our tuition-free Summer Conservatory program!

The Summer Theatre Conservatory is Wingspan Arts’ flagship program. The tuition-free, pre-professional training program gives talented young people, ages 12-18, classroom and performance experience to advance their theatre studies. By offering tuition-free arts education, the program most fully exemplifies our mission by concentrating on the unique goals and skills of our students through a combination of theory, practice, and the focused attention of professional teaching artists.

Because Conservatory is tuition-free, we rely on generous funders like the NEA who recognize the talent of our students and strength of our program to keep this program going. Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the NEA promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. The NEA will make awards totaling $82.3 million nationwide in this funding round.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “The arts are all around us, enhancing our lives in ways both subtle and obvious, expected and unexpected,” Supporting projects like the one from Wingspan Arts offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day.”

Thank you, NEA, for your generous support of our students!

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