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Grants

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

WESTAF Receives Multiyear Grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Leah Horn 303.629.1166 leah.horn@westaf.org DENVER, CO—The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) has been awarded a multiyear grant by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. This funding allows for the creation of a new position in WESTAF’s Alliances, Advocacy, and Public Policy (AAP) division and will enable WESTAF to continue program expansion related to addressing the pressing needs of the field. As WESTAF continues to innovate and evolve, the organization will retool existing and initiate new programs and services that will be further enhanced with the support of the new manager of public policy and advocacy, including ambitious...
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NEA Big Read Grant

14 Western Organizations Receive National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Grants

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Fourteen organizations in the WESTAF region are part of a group of 61 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2021-2022 NEA Big Read grant. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Read the Full Release
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WESTAF Announces Regional Arts Resilience Fund Awardees

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Funding provides support for arts and cultural organizations in the West to help mitigate the financial threat to the sector caused by COVID-19 In June 2020, WESTAF announced its partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on a new relief grant to support arts organizations in the 13-state western region. The $10 million Regional Arts Resilience Fund is a first-of-its-kind relief and recovery grant that was awarded to each of the six U.S. Regional Arts Organizations. The fund was designed to help mitigate the financial threat to the sector caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting small- and mid-sized arts...
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WESTAF Now Accepting Nominations for the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund

By Grants, WESTAF News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Leah Horn 303.629.1166 leah.horn@westaf.org New fund supports the relief and recovery of under-resourced arts and culture organizations in the West DENVER, CO, July 15, 2020—The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) is proud to partner with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on a new relief and recovery grant to support arts organizations in the West. The US Regional Arts Resilience Fund was created as an urgent response to the impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s arts organizations. WESTAF will administer the re-granting of over $1.7 million in the fall of 2020 through approximately 30-40 awards ranging from...
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WESTAF Announces 2020-2021 TourWest Grantees

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Leah Horn 303.629.1166 leah.horn@westaf.org Presenting and touring subsidies for out-of-state performers and literary artists awarded to 236 arts and community organizations in the West DENVER, CO, July 8, 2020—The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) awards the 2020-2021 TourWest grants. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations within the WESTAF region for the presentation of out-of-state touring performers and literary artists. The WESTAF region includes the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and...
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WESTAF Announces CARES Relief Fund Awardees

By Grants, WESTAF News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Leah Horn 303.629.1166 leah.horn@westaf.org Funding provides support for arts and cultural organizations in the West impacted by COVID-19 DENVER, CO, July 1, 2020—The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) is pleased to announce the recipients of its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Relief Fund for Organizations grants. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, this competitive grant program was established to provide general operating support to arts and cultural organizations in the West that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The application for the funds opened on May 6 and closed on...
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WESTAF Arts Resilience Fund

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Leah Horn 303.629.1166 leah.horn@westaf.org  WESTAF to Distribute $1.7 Million through New United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund Partnership with Mellon Foundation offers relief and recovery grants to support under-resourced arts and culture organizations in the West DENVER, CO, June 16, 2020—The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) announced today that it is partnering with its five sister United States Regional Arts Organizations and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to distribute grants from a $10 million emergency investment to support arts and culture organizations. The United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund is a first-of-its-kind relief and recovery grant...
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