Pingree Announces Ten National Endowment for the Arts Awards in Maine’s First Congressional District
Washington, May 16, 2019
Tags: Supporting the Arts
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded ten grants to Maine organizations totaling $981,800.
"Despite the Trump administration’s continued attempts to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, I’m proud to have worked with my colleagues on the House Appropriations committee to stop these harmful cuts. Rural communities across the country benefit from arts grants like those awarded today in my district,” said Pingree, Vice Chair of the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Arts Caucus. ”A nearly $1 million investment in these ten creative organizations will go a long way to spur economic growth, draw tourists to our state, and ensure artists want to live and create in Maine.”
The FY 2019 NEA spring grant recipients in Maine’s first district include:
Pingree is the co-chair of the bi-partisan Congressional Arts Caucus. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, where she oversees the NEA and arts funding.
For a full list of the FY 2019 NEA spring grant recipients nationwide, click here.