The National Endowment for the Arts has provided three individuals from three funding categories for the 2019 financial year for a total of $ 130,000 in Arkansas: Art Works and Challenge America, nonprofit projects, and Creative Writing Fellowships.

The grants:

• Geffrey Davis, Fayetteville, faculty member at the University of Arkansas and the Rainier Writing Workshop. $ 25,000, Literature Fellowships: Creative Writing – Literature

• Theater Squared Inc. (aka TheaterSquared), Fayetteville, $ 30,000, Art Works – Theater, in support of the Arkansas New Play Festival

• Sonny Boy Blues Society (also known as the King Biscuit Blues Festival), Helena-West Helena, $ 25,000, Art Works – Music, in support of the festival

• Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Society Inc. (aka Arkansas Symphony Orchestra), Little Rock, 10,000 USD, Challenge America, to support concert performances and related activities

Little Rock, Little Rock, US $ 10,000, Challenge America Chamber Music Society, to support a chamber music series and related educational programs

• Oxford American Literary Project (also known as Oxford American), Little Rock, $ 20,000, Art Works – Literature to support payments to writers for Oxford American

• Ozark Foothills Filmfest, Inc., Locust Grove, $ 10,000, Challenge America, to support the annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest.

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