Lake Worth, Florida—National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $10,000 to Palm Beach Poetry Festival in support of the 16th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 20-25, 2020 at Old School Square in Delray Beach, FL. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 977 grants in this category.
“These awards, reaching every corner of the United States, are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Organizations such as the Palm Beach Poetry Festival are giving people in their community the opportunity to learn, create, and be inspired.”
Festival Founder and President, Miles Coon said, “The Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts has approved the Palm Beach Poetry Festival for a grant in the amount of $10,000. We look forward to working with the Arts Endowment to finalize the grant paperwork and appreciate the agency’s support for this project.”
The festival’s goal is to provide nationally recognized learning opportunities for writers of poetry and a world-class, life-enriching series of cultural events for our audiences. As a Florida nonprofit corporation, part of our mission is to organize educational outreach programs that bring the pleasures of poetry to our community. The 16th Annual Festival will take place January 21-26, 2020, in Delray Beach. Six days and evenings of extraordinary poetry events. Workshop admission is by application. Readings, interviews, panel discussion and talks on craft are ticketed events and are open to the public.
For more information on this National Endowment for the Arts grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.