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Congressman Pallone Announces $25,000 Federal Grant to Rutgers to Support the Arts

June 16, 2017
Press Release

New Brunswick, NJ - Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA)  has awarded Rutgers University $25,000 to support an artist residency for photographers at the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions.   The grant is part of an $82 million effort by the NEA to fund arts activities throughout the country.  

"I am pleased that the National Endowment of the Arts has selected Rutgers University to receive this grant, as it gives us the opportunity to continue encouraging the arts in our area," Congressman Pallone said.  "We have a long-standing artistic tradition here in New Jersey, and I believe the federal government should play an important role in fostering and developing these programs. I look forward to seeing how this residency enriches the surrounding community, with everything from lectures to student programs.  I will also continue to speak out against President Trump’s budget proposal, which would eliminate NEA funding."

The artist residency supports photographers exploring printmaking, and is intended to highlight the continuity between the two mediums.  It will be complemented by artist-lectures, programs for K-12 students and the general public, and cross-media seminars.  The NEA awarded 1,195 grants totaling $82.06 million, in partnerships with state, jurisdictional, and regional arts agencies.  President Trump’s budget proposal would zero out NEA funding and prevent these types of grants from being awarded in the future.