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Pro Musica Receives National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track Grant to Support Residency with the Escher String Quartet, October 2014

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Pro Musica Receives National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track Grant to Support Residency with the Escher String Quartet, October 2014

Joplin, MO National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that Pro Musica is one of 150 not-for-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Challenge America Fast-Track grant. Pro Musica is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support a residency with the Escher String Quartet in October, 2014.

The Challenge America Fast-Track category offers $10,000 matching grants to support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Challenge America Fast-Track grants support two major outcomes: public engagement with diverse and excellent art and livability, or the strengthening of communities through the arts. In this FY 2014 funding round, the NEA received 294 eligible Challenge America Fast-Track applications requesting $2.94 million in funding. The NEA will award 150 Challenge America Fast-Track grants totaling $1.5 million to organizations in 46 states, including 33 first-time NEA grantees, or 22 percent of all CAFT grantees in this round.

Bonnie Yetter, Managing Director of Pro Music, said “This grant allows us to bring world-class classical music to many students in the Joplin area. While here the Quartet will conduct up to 8 outreach events in addition to a formal concert for the public. The school children are always in awe of the musicians we bring to them. Many have never heard classical music, let alone live. We will also visit a local assisted living center and women’s shelter with the group. A lot of people will benefit from this grant.”

"The NEA was founded on the principle that the arts belong to all the people of the United States," said NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa. "We're proud that Challenge America Fast-Track grants bring more opportunities for arts engagement to underserved communities."

See the complete listing of projects recommended for Challenge America Fast-Track grant support at www.arts.gov.

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