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National Endowment for the Arts grants $65,000 for local programs

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Posted at 11:54 AM, Feb 25, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The National Endowment for the Arts has granted $65,000 for local programs.

Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo String Works, and Hallwalls will receive funding through the NEA.

  • Squeaky Wheel - $20,000 to support a year-round advanced level media arts program where students from underserved communities will undertake projects in a mentor-supported and collaborative setting. The funding will support virtual and in-person arts instruction.
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra - $20,000 to support virtual programs, including online educational activities and a concert, aimed at engaging Buffalo’s West Side community.
  • Buffalo String Works - $10,000 to help in hosting free virtual instrumental music instruction to students with limited access to music education in Buffalo. The funding will also support small group strings instruction, lead ensemble orchestra rehearsals, and provide professional development to classroom teachers.
  • Hallwalls - $15,000 to produce an exhibition focused on the work of the Indigenous women’s media collective, Arnait Video Productions (AVP) in order to promote the cultural voices of Inuit women.

These WNY organizations were among 1,073 organizations to receive over $27.5 million from the first round of FY 2021 grants.