The Renaissance Performing Arts Association has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
According to a press release, “The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2021 totaling $27,562,040. Supported projects span 14 artistic disciplines in communities throughout the United States. Also included in this announcement are the recipients of NEA Literature Fellowships in creative writing and translation and support for arts research projects.
“The creativity and resilience of artists and arts organizations across the country have inspired Americans during this challenging year,” said Arts Endowment Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “These projects represent the vitality and perseverance of arts organizations small and large to overcome significant challenges, transform to new ways of engagement, and forge new relationships that benefit the diverse populations in neighborhoods and cities throughout the United States.”
The Ren received $10,000 in funding in the “Arts Projects — Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works” category.
Mansfield was one of very few Ohio communities outside of the “Three C” cities to have a grant recipient, the others being Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, Gambier, Marion, Oberlin, Springfield, and Willoughby.
Sources: National Endowment for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council; Photo: 1812Blockhouse