Caldera has been chosen to receive a $100,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This is the seventh time Caldera has received NEA funding (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013) and it is the largest award to date!
Throughout 2013 – 2014, the grant will fund our year-round transmedia project: The Geography of We. This project will focus on storytelling techniques that range from traditional forms to cutting-edge digital media. Students will create both web-based and physical maps that link students’ art to a sense of place.
The NEA plans to award $26.3 million in grants to nonprofit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide. The 817 recommended NEA grants are spread over 13 artistic disciplines and fields. NEA Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.
The National Endowment for the Arts was established in Congress in 1965 an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at www.arts.gov.