Ucross, WY — February 4, 2021 — Today, Ucross announced that it will receive an $11,000 award from The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support its prestigious artist residency program in northeast Wyoming. Specifically, this grant award will provide support for Latinx writers and artists in residence in 2021. Ucross is among 1,073 projects across America totaling nearly $25 million that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects funding category.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support Ucross,” said Arts Endowment Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “Ucross is among the arts organizations across the country that have demonstrated creativity, excellence, and resilience during this very challenging year.”
“Ucross’s mission-driven commitment to artists is made possible through the generosity of our wonderful donors, partners, and grant-makers,” said Sharon Dynak, President and Executive Director of Ucross. “We are grateful to The National Endowment for the Arts for this grant award, which provides both a boost of confidence in our programs and the funds to translate vision into action.”
Through its Artist Communities program, the NEA is committed to providing assistance to artist communities for projects that encourage and nurture the development of individual artists and foster and inspire their creative processes. Ucross’s 2021 grant award will support its efforts to expand outreach to Latinx writers and visual artists, and it will support residencies for Latinx writers and visual artists.
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