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Western Arts Alliance Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Sunday, August 6, 2017   (0 Comments)

Portland’s Western Arts Alliance (WAA) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and with that milestone comes a whole new strategic plan to help US artists gain international recognition.

The organisation recently received a grant to the tune of USD25,000 (€21,100) from The Andrew W Mellon Foundation to help further its work with the NEA Performing Arts Discovery (PAD) programme. This was further bolstered by a two-year USD100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

What this funding means is that, over a 12-month period, WAA now has the pulling power to recruit and host performing arts presenters from Australia, China, Colombia, Mexico, New Zealand, and Taiwan to build relationships and solidify exchanges with United States WAA agents and artists. 

Read the full feature on the topic published on International Arts Manager magazine.

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