In March 2012, the NEA received 1,509 eligible applications for Art Works requesting more than $74 million in funding. The 832 recommended NEA grants total $22.3 million, span 13 artistic disciplines and fields, and focus primarily on the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing works for the benefit of American audiences. Applications were reviewed by panels of outside experts convened by NEA staff and each project was judged on its artistic excellence and artistic merit.
Documentary Educational Resources is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. DER is recommended for a $30,000 grant to support Hossein Omoumi: Classical Persian Music from Isfahan to Irvine.
Congratulations to ALL the Art Works awardees!