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Creativity Connects Grantees Announced

By Margaret A. Keough

Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is pleased to announce the six recipients of grant awards for Creativity Connects: National Demonstration Projects, a special initiative undertaken by the US Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs) through generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This initiative, part of the NEA’s 50th anniversary celebration, investigates the ways in which the arts can connect with other sectors, including education, healthcare, social justice, and the like, that want and utilize creativity. The grantees, selected from each of the six US regional arts organizations—Arts Midwest, M-AAA, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, South Arts, and Western States Art Federation, promote collaboration, experimentation, and overall growth in their individual communities.

Grantees are as follows:
Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN
Fusebox Austin, Austin, TX
The Center for Urban Pedagogy, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc., Hartford, CT
Deep Center, Inc., Savannah, GA
City of Mesa/Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

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