First published in the March 24 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
A Noise Within has been approved to receive an American Rescue Plan grant of $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic.
A Noise Within may use this funding to save jobs and to fund operations and facilities, health and safety supplies, and marketing and promotional efforts to encourage attendance and participation. In total, the NEA will award grants totaling about $57.8 million to 567 arts organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.
“Our nation’s arts sector has been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Endowment for the Arts American Rescue Plan funding will help arts organizations, such as A Noise Within, rebuild and reopen,” said Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the NEA. “The arts are crucial in helping America’s communities heal, unite and inspire, as well as essential to our nation’s economic recovery.”
This generous funding from the NEA’s American Rescue Plan will provide salary support as A Noise Within hires for multiple full-time staff positions. By supporting ANW in the creation of these jobs, the NEA is not only helping ANW return to full strength, but to permanently increase its organizational capacity moving forward.