L.A. Phil and Orange County Philharmonic Society among SoCal groups to receive NEA grants

Posted on: April 21, 2014

“The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding $1.54 million in grants to 45 Los Angeles County arts organizations, the federal agency announced last week,” writes Richard Chang in Sunday’s (4/20) Orange County Register (California). “The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is receiving $65,000 to support research, development and distribution costs for the Classical Music Discovery Engine, an online tool designed to broaden classical music audiences and deepen appreciation for the art form…. Nationwide, the NEA is providing 971 grants to nonprofit organizations totaling $74.85 million. This is the second half of its fiscal year 2014 funding.” A separate Sunday (4/20) piece by Richard Chang in the Orange County Register details $110,000 in NEA grants announced to six Orange County arts organizations, including the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, based in Irvine, which will receive $15,000 to support the Discovery Series, “artists’ residencies for emerging musicians and the Knights, a chamber orchestra from Brooklyn. The solo artists include pianist Sean Chen, violinist Ray Chen, and cellist Han Bin Yoon.”

Posted April 21, 2014