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International Society for the Performing Arts to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Tuesday, May 10, 2016   (0 Comments)

New York, NY, May 10, 2016 – It is with great pride that we share the news that the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) will receive a $15,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of its New York 2017 ISPA Congress. This grant represents a continuation of support from the NEA after ISPA receiving its first such grant last year. 

ISPA’s Board Chair, Mary Lou Aleskie commented that “2017 represents a watershed year for ISPA as it celebrates its 100th congress. The support of the NEA reflects the maturity of the organization and indeed the commitment of the leadership of the organization. On behalf the entire membership I would like to thank the NEA for this valuable support.

The NEA is committed to advancing learning, fueling creativity, and celebrating the arts in cities and towns across the United States. Funding these new projects like the one from ISPA represents an investment in both local communities and our nation’s creative vitality,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu.

ISPA's Chief Executive Officer David Baile commented that “This support from the NEA is a strong acknowledgment of the role ISPA plays in supporting the infrastructure of the performing arts, not only in the United States but internationally. The NEA joins eight other arts councils from different regions of the world supporting ISPA’s mission.

To join the Twitter conversation about this announcement, please use #NEASpring2016. Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across the United States to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. The NEA will award $82,357,050 in grants to fund 1,148 projects in the second major grant announcement of its 50th anniversary year. A list of all 1,148 projects organized by category and artistic discipline is available on NEA's website.

For more information please contact CEO David Baile ( and for information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, go to