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Artbound Receives NEA Art Works Grant

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National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced this week that KCETLink is one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Artbound is recommended for a $75,000 grant to support our award-winning transmedia arts and culture journalism.

Acting Chairman Shigekawa said, "The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support these exciting and diverse arts projects that will take place throughout the United States. Whether it is through a focus on education, engagement, or innovation, these projects all contribute to vibrant communities and memorable opportunities for the public to engage with the arts."

Juan Devis, Executive Producer of the series and Vice President of Arts and Culture Programming, KCETLink, added, "We're very honored to be chosen among so many other extraordinary projects. This grant will allow Artbound to continue to explore and
showcase some of the most creative and imaginative voices in Southern California."

Artbound has earned numerous awards for our coverage of Southern California's unique narrative of arts and culture, including a National Entertainment Journalism Award and a Golden Mike Award. We were proudly named a Webby Award Official Honoree and voted "Best Arts & Culture Site" by L.A. Weekly.

In August 2012, the NEA received 1,547 eligible applications for Art Works grants requesting more than $80 million in funding. Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. The 817 recommended NEA grants total $26.3 million and span 13 artistic disciplines and fields. Applications were reviewed by panels of outside experts convened by NEA staff and each project was judged on its artistic excellence and artistic merit.

For a complete list of the grant recipients, visit the NEA website.

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