The National Endowment for the Arts has announced $82 million worth of grants to arts organizations and art projects. All 50 states are set to receive funds, including six projects in Kansas.
Almost a million dollars is on its way to Kansas to support the arts. Music Theatre Wichita will use $10,000 for their production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. In connection with the play, the theatre will explore race, disability, religion, and class distinctions. The money will also go towards the theatre's new Festival of Summer Musicals.
Other grantees are the Symphony in the Flint Hills for a project in Chase County and for music education for children, The University of Kansas' Arts Works, The Lawrence Children's Choir, the InterUrban ArtHouse in Overland Park and the Kansas Department of Commerce.
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