Rep. Huffman Announces $80,000 in National Endowment for the Arts Grants

May 15, 2024

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) shared the news that three recipients in California’s Second Congressional District have been awarded a total of $80,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

About the Projects

California Film Institute

1001 LOOTENS PL # 220

SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901-3112


Grants for Arts Projects - Media Arts

Purpose: To support the Mill Valley Film Festival and related community programming.

Marin Shakespeare Company


SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903-4220


Grants for Arts Projects - Theater

Purpose: To support the development and production of a new, original theater work by the Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe.

NCRT, Inc.

300 5TH ST

EUREKA, CA 95501-0306


Grants for Arts Projects - Theater

Purpose: To support the development and North Coast Repertory Theatre's regional touring production of "Wusatoumuduk," a new play in the Wiyot language.

Playhouse Arts

1251 9TH ST

ARCATA, CA 95521-5701


Grants for Arts Projects - Local Arts Agencies

Purpose: To support arts education workshops and artist residencies in rural schools.

About the Funding

As part of the application review process, the NEA works with panelists with relevant knowledge and experience who reviewed the applications and rated them in accordance with published review criteria. Recommendations were then presented to the National Council on the Arts. The council made its recommendations to the NEA Chair, who then made the final decision on all grant awards. Learn more about the grant review process or volunteer to be a panelist.

Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) provides expansive funding opportunities to strengthen the nation’s arts and cultural ecosystem. It is the National Endowment for the Arts’ largest grants program for organizations, with matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.

Grants for Arts Projects supports an expansive range of projects of varying sizes and scope across artistic disciplines with a focus on agency priorities: opportunities for public engagement with the arts and arts education, the integration of the arts with strategies that promote the health and well-being of people and communities, and the improvement of overall capacity and capabilities within the arts sector, including the efforts of nationwide and field-specific service organizations.