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December 29, 2016 At 12:30 PM

$10,000 Grant for Creative Connections

Olympia — National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.  Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to The Washington Center for the Performing Arts (WCPA) for workshops, performances, and related outreach activities within our Creative Connections program. The Challenge America category supports primarily small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to under-served populations—those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. The WCPA’s Creative Connections program links economically under-served Thurston County students with the arts. In 2017, local students will have access to educational programing including acclaimed contemporary dance company BodyVox…

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