Louisiana Folklife Center receives NEA grant

Louisiana Folklife Center receives NEA grant

Soul Creole is among the groups scheduled to take part in the virtual format of the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival.

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $84 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2020. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $10,000 to the Louisiana Folklife Center at Northwestern State University for the 41st Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival. This is one of 1,015 grants nationwide that the agency has approved in this category.

“These awards demonstrate the resilience of the arts in America, showcasing not only the creativity of their arts projects but the organizations’ agility in the face of a national health crisis,” said Carter, “We celebrate organizations like the Louisiana Folklife Center for providing opportunities for learning and engagement through the arts in these times.”

“We are deeply honored that the festival has received an Art Works award from the National Endowment for the Arts,” said Dr. Shane Rasmussen, the director of the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival. “Although the format of this year’s festival will be virtual rather than live, the power of Louisiana’s traditional folklife can still be distinctly felt. To echo last year’s theme, Vive la Louisiane!”



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