BURNAWAY Receives NEA Grant!

Pelican Bomb‘s Cameron Shaw (r) visited Atlanta last year as part of our critics-in-residence pilot program. Here she’s in the studio of Paul Stephen Benjamin (l).

BURNAWAY is elated to announce that we have received our first grant from the National Endowment for the Arts!

Awarded in partnership with Pelican Bomb in New Orleans, the $20,000 Art Works grant will support a new dual-city critics-in-residence program. BURNAWAY and Pelican Bomb will invite three writers to participate in this innovative program that connects leading writers in the visual arts from throughout the country with local artist communities in Atlanta and New Orleans. The critics will spend a week in each city, during which time they will engage in artist studio visits, as well as museum, gallery, and private collection tours. In addition, they will give a public lecture, conduct a student writers’ workshop, and participate in a peer-to-peer discussion group. Travel expenses and a stipend are included.  

The NEA gives Art Works grants to organizations that meet “the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and enhancement of the livability of communities through the arts.”

The BURNAWAY and Pelican Bomb grant is one of 886 projects receiving a total of $25.8 million. We were selected from a pool of 1,515 eligible applicants.

Click here to see a complete list of Art Works grants.

Keep an eye out for application information and deadlines!



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  • Rachel .
    April 17, 2014 at

    Fantabulous! Congratulations! Sounds like a phenomenal idea.

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