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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCE $120,000 IN GRANTS TO SUPPORT THREE ARTISTIC DALLAS PROJECTS

May 18, 2011
Press Release

 

CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCE $120,000 IN GRANTS TO SUPPORT THREE ARTISTIC DALLAS PROJECTS

Dallas, Texas – (Wednesday, May 18, 2011)Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and the National Endowment for the Arts announced $120,000 in grants to the 30th Congressional District of Texas to help support creative and artistic projects. The following Dallas projects receiving the grants are:  

  • The Dallas Black Dance Theatre received $20,000 to support and restaging and the presentation of Pigs and Fishes, choreographed by Elisa Monte.
  • The Dallas Museum of Art received $85,000 to support online archival exhibition resources. 
  • The Dallas Opera received $15,000 to support the school performances program featuring Mozart’s Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute).

“Arts projects across the nation seek funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, and I am proud to announce that Dallas will be a recipient of three in this round of grants,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “Congratulations to the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Dallas Opera, which will be receiving $20,000, $85,000, and $15,000 respectively for three of their innovative projects. Each dollar of the grants generates an average of six dollars from non-federal sources, so these awards promise to be very enriching for our vibrant arts community here in Dallas.”

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.

 

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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. She is also the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas that includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek,Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.