NEA gives $25K to NW Indian College


Northwest Indian College was awarded $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts for activities, conferences, classes and apprenticeships to support basketry skills for Native American basket weavers.

The money was part of $74.85 million in grants announced Wednesday, April 16, for the second half of the fiscal year for a wide variety of projects, from the avant-garde to traditional folk art.

According to NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa, for every dollar the federal government invests, organizations raise an additional $9 in support.

"These NEA-supported projects will not only have a positive impact on local economies, but will also provide opportunities for people of all ages to participate in the arts, help our communities to become more vibrant, and support our nation's artists as they contribute to our cultural landscape," she said in a statement announcing the grants.

The NWIC grant was the only one awarded in Whatcom County.

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