It has been announced that the Georgia Symphony Orchestra will receive a $10,000 Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of our 3rd annual Sensory-Friendly concert planned for March 3, 2018. We are thrilled and honored on behalf of the musicians, staff, and Board to receive this recognition of our programming. We are so excited to be contributing to the arts and culture of our region in such a positive way.
The Challenge America grants support projects that extend the reach of the arts to under-served populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Challenge America grants are comparatively small investments that have a big impact in their communities.
NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “The arts are part of our everyday lives – no matter who you are or where you live – they have the power to transform individuals, spark economic vibrancy in communities, and transcend the boundaries across diverse sectors of society. Supporting projects like the one from the Georgia Symphony Orchestra offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day.”