The Jackson Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to perform music by living American composers during its 2017-2018 season, titled ESCAPE.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support the excellence and diversity of arts programs across the country, including organizations like the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, that make the arts accessible to people in Jackson, MI and further enhance the vitality of their community,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu.
“Without support from organizations like the NEA, the JSO would not be able to expose its community to great new music by composers like Philip Glass and Lowell Liebermann. We are extremely fortunate and grateful for the NEA’s generosity” said JSO Music Director, Matthew Aubin.
The NEA is the federal agency that supports and funds the arts to give all Americans the opportunity to experience creativity and participate in the arts. NEA programs and funding support thousands of activities in communities large and small across the country. To learn more about the National Endowment for the Arts, please visit arts.gov. Follow the conversation about this and other NEA‐funded projects on Twitter at @NEAarts.