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Carson City’s Capital City Arts Initiative Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Nevada Appeal staff report

Capital City Arts Initiative is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an National Endowment for the Arts grant.

The announcement was made Tuesday by NEA Chairperson Jane Chu.

CCAI is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support an exhibition by Katie Lewis in the CCAI Courthouse Gallery. Lewis’ show opens in Sept., 2015.

Lewis, a Reno native, will create an installation in the gallery using common materials pins, paper, and threads. Her art appeals to a wide audience but has an edge brought by the meticulous and intricate structures made directly on the gallery walls.

“I’m pleased to be able to share the news of our support through Art Works including the award to CCAI,” Chu said. “The arts foster value, connection, creativity and innovation for the American people and these recommended grants demonstrate those attributes and affirm that the arts are part of our everyday lives.”

Art Works grants support the creation of art, public engagement with art, lifelong learning in the arts, and enhancement of the livability of communities through the arts. The NEA received 1,474 eligible applications under the Art Works category, requesting more than $75 million in funding. Of those applications, 919 are recommended for grants for a total of $26.6 million.

“We are thrilled with the National Endowment for the Arts grant,” said Kevin Hill, CCAI board president. “The NEA’s acknowledgement and encouragement is extremely important for our organization and for our town.”

For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, visit the NEA website at arts.gov.

The Capital City Arts Initiative is an artist-centered organization committed to the encouragement and support of artists and the arts and culture of Carson City and the surrounding region. For more information, visit CCAI’s website at http://www.arts-initiative.org.