AFA Receives its Second Art Works Grant from NEA
AFA is proud to announce that it has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This marks the second consecutive year that AFA has received an Art Works grant from the NEA in support of AFA’s flagship program, the Summer Music Festival.
AFA is Houston’s leading provider of music education programs, offering in-school, after-school, weekend, and summer experiences for more than three thousand K-12 musicians each season. The Summer Music Festival provides intensive musical learning and performing opportunities for 475+ K-12 students from over 160 elementary, middle, and senior high schools throughout Southeast Texas. The Summer Music Festival offers programs for instrumentalists, vocalists, pianists and composers, and students participate in 25,000+ hours of rigorous instruction and more than 30 performances.
The NEA’s Art Works category supports lifelong learning in the arts through thirteen arts disciplines or fields. “The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and arts organizations,” says NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support organizations such as AFA, who are serving their communities through outstanding and accessible arts experiences.”
AFA Executive & Artistic Director, Michael Remson, says: “AFA is honored to receive this second grant from the NEA for our flagship program. NEA’s support will help us provide world-class experiences for Houston’s young musicians. On behalf of AFA’s board and staff, we thank the NEA for their extraordinary commitment to arts education.”