New Dramatists Receives Single Largest Grant in Latest Round of NEA Funding

November 18, 2011

This content is sourced from The Los Angeles Times.

The National Endowment for the Arts announced $22.5 million in grants Thursday.

Nationally there was just one six-figure grant — $100,000 to New York City’s New Dramatists for its Playwrights Lab program to foster new plays. In the four previous grant rounds since fall 2009, the top grants had reached $140,000 or $150,000. Since then, the NEA has seen its annual budget cut 7.5%, returning to its 2008-09 level of $155 million. The average grant for arts organizations announced Thursday was $26,177, down from $27,848 in the four previous rounds.

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