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Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music receives $30,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Grant
SANTA CRUZ, Ca—December 3, 2014—The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $30,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for support of the 2015 Festival Season.
Led by Cabrillo Festival Music Director and Conductor Marin Alsop, the Cabrillo Festival is America’s longest running festival dedicated to new music for orchestra. The Cabrillo Festival celebrates its 53rd August 7-16, 2015 in Santa Cruz, Ca.
“The Cabrillo Festival is pleased to receive this important recognition from the NEA,” said Festival Executive Director Ellen Primack. “This grant helps us fulfill our mission of bringing new music to life.”
NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “I’m pleased to be able to share the news of our support through Art Works including the award to the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. The arts foster value, connection, creativity and innovation for the American people and these recommended grants demonstrate those attributes and affirm that the arts are part of our everyday lives.”
Art Works grants support the creation of art, public engagement with art, lifelong learning in the arts, and enhancement of the livability of communities through the arts. The NEA received 1,474 eligible applications under the Art Works category, requesting more than $75 million in funding. Of those applications, 919 are recommended for grants for a total of $26.6 million.
For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at arts.gov. Follow the conversation about this and other NEA‐funded projects on Twitter at #NEAFall2014.
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music is America’s longest running new music festival dedicated to orchestra, and winner of the League of American Orchestra and A.S.C.A.P.’s 2008-2009 John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music, and of the national A.S.C.A.P Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music for 32 consecutive years.