Lambda Literary Wins $35,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
Author: Edit Team
June 15, 2020
Lambda Literary is thrilled to share that it has been awarded a $35,000 Art Works grant in the literature category from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This is one of 1,015 grants nationwide in this category. NEA Chairman Mary Ann Carter has approved more than $84 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2020. The grant will provide critical support to Lambda Literary’s LGBTQ Writers in Schools program, the Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, and other free public programs that expand the audience for LGBTQ literature.
“These awards demonstrate the resilience of the arts in America, showcasing not only the creativity of their arts projects but the organizations’ agility in the face of a national health crisis,” said Mary Anne Carter, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “We celebrate organizations like Lambda Literary for providing opportunities for learning and engagement through the arts in these times.”
“For over thirty years, Lambda Literary has centered and celebrated LGBTQ voices because books affirm, validate, and save LGBTQ lives. We are grateful for the generous support from the NEA, which will allow our work to continue,” said Sue Landers, executive director of Lambda Literary.
For more information on this National Endowment for the Arts grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.