Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Birthday NEA

This week is a milestone for the National Endowment for the Arts as it celebrates 45 years of providing grants and services to the nation. Without the NEA we would not be able to do the work that we do to make the arts an integral part of the social fabric of the state of Maine.

For those who like statistics, the total dollar amount of NEA grants awarded to nonprofit organizations in its 45-year history is $4 billion through 130,000 plus grants. The economic activity generated by the nonprofit arts sector each year is $166 billion.

To read a the full press release from the NEA that includes many arts related statistics please visit their website at

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