Ann Arbor, MI – An Ann Arbor-based non-profit that helps arts and cultural organizations throughout Washtenaw County can now apply for grants through the National Endowment for the Arts. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.
The actor Alec Baldwin is in Washington, speaking in favor of the National Endowment for the Arts. The government-funded arts organization long ago supported the Sundance Film Festival and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In more recent years, the NEA has supported writers, arts education for kids, and everything from jazz musicians to urban design. It has also faced political controversy; most notably in the 1990s, when its funding was slashed.