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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CityLit Gets Nationally Endowed

Big news for lit in the city: The CityLit Project recently received a grant for $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts, marking the first time that the six-year-old organization has been awarded a federal grant.

CityLit was among sixty-four recipients -- and just one of two Maryland-based nonprofits -- to land a grant under the "Literature" category of NEA's Access to Artistic Excellence initiative.

This honor places CityLit in the company of older, more established literary centers such as The Loft in Minneapolis, Just Buffalo in Buffalo, The Writer's Center in Bethesda, Grub Street in Boston, and the Richard Hugo House in Seattle.

The grant will help CityLit continue its mission to nurture the culture of literature in the city of Baltimore. That means another CityLit Festival, CityLit Tent at the Baltimore Book Festival, workshops, programs, contests, and more.

To hear more about this and other CityLit news, visit http://www.citylitproject.org/ where you can also subscribe to the newsletter, CityLit Muse.

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Blogger Mohamed Mughal said...

Congrats on getting funding to support local arts!

June 22, 2010  

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