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For Immediate Release: May 2, 2013
Media Contacts: Emma Filar, Marketing & Communications Associate
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National Building Museum Awarded $50,000 Grant

National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Grant will Fund School and Teen Outreach Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works program. The funds will support design, planning, and architecture educational programs that will target underserved youth in Washington via design curriculum delivered at the Museum and at local schools. Learn more about the Museum’s teen outreach programs.

The grant is one of 50 given in the “Design” category to institutions all over the country.

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. Through its exhibitions, educational programs, online content, and publications, the Museum has become a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the world we build for ourselves. Public inquiries: 202.272.2448 or visit www.nbm.org. Connect with us on Twitter: @BuildingMuseum and Facebook.

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