2 Charlotte arts groups receiving federal stimulus money
Posted on 9 Jul 2009 by Justin Ruckman
RALEIGH, N.C. Seven North Carolina arts groups will receive federal stimulus money totaling $325,000 that will save nine full-time jobs, two part-time jobs and contracts for 19 artists.
The North Carolina Arts Council said Thursday that the groups will receive the grants through the National Endowment for the Arts. The following groups will receive $50,000 each: American Dance Festival in Durham; EnergyXchange in Burnsville; Greensboro Symphony Society; Museum of the New South in Charlotte; North Carolina Dance Theatre in Charlotte and Penland School of Crafts. The North Carolina Folklife Institute in Durham received a $25,000 grant.
The NEA received $50 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help preserve jobs in the nonprofit arts sector.