Inyo Council for the Arts Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant Grant to support Community Art Days
INYO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding Inyo Council for the Arts a $10,000 grant to support Community Art Days across the county in 2019 and 2020. “All Americans should have access to the arts,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Grants such as this one to Inyo Council of the Arts are an important part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ work to ensure people in communities both large and small across the nation have the opportunity to experience the arts.”
“Since 2017, Community Art Days have been a big hit in Inyo County. Events are held in Lone Pine, Independence, Big Pine, and Bishop every year,” said Lynn Cooper, ICA Executive Director. “These events support artists, teachers, performers, businesses, and volunteers from each of these communities. We are excited to present these events once again in 2019 and 2020 with additional support from the NEA.”
Inyo Council for the Arts (ICA) is a non-profit community-based organization that advances the arts in Inyo County through participation, education, and collaboration. Art enriches lives, creates a language that connects all people, and celebrates diverse cultures and historical heritages. ICA provides venues for artists to perform and share their work, and for the community to gather in appreciation of the arts.
About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more.