Angelina Arts Alliance to Receive Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

LUFKIN, TX— The Angelina Arts Alliance has been approved for a $10,000 Art Works grant to support a series of music, dance, and theater performances serving Angelina County, Texas, and the surrounding rural counties of East Texas.

This project will support the performances of the South African men’s choir Ladysmith Black Mamabazo (Jan 21), the touring Broadway musical An American in Paris (Mar 7), and the contemporary dance artists MOMIX (April 4). Overall, the National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  

The Art Works funding category supports projects that focus on public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation; the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence; learning in the arts at all stages of life; and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.

“The arts are at the heart of our communities, connecting people through shared experiences and artistic expression,” said Arts Endowment chairman Mary Anne Carter. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support projects for the presentation of music, theater and dance.”

“We are so proud to be one of 53 total grants to be distributed around the State of Texas by the NEA. This is the only grant approved for funding in all of East Texas and demonstrates our commitment to enriching the community where we live by presenting quality, diverse performances. It also demonstrates our ability to fund creative experiences which ultimately serves the entire region and makes Lufkin a greater cultural destination,” said Jennifer Allen, Executive Director of the Angelina Arts Alliance.

“The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts has approved the Angelina Arts Alliance for a grant in the amount of $10,000. We look forward to working with the Arts Endowment to finalize the grant paperwork and appreciate the agency’s support for this project,” said Allen.

For more information on projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit

The Angelina Arts Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to present a wide array of diverse, quality performing arts, along with educational and family performances which collectively enrich, engage and educate the community.

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