Wingspan Arts to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant!

June 14, 2017

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. This year the NEA has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country.

“The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and arts organizations,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support organizations such as Wingspan Arts, in serving their communities by providing excellent and accessible arts experiences.”

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

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