Rockaway Artists Alliance Awarded $20K By NPS


The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service announced on May 31 that they are providing funding of $1,067,500 in support of 50 grants in 27 states. As part of this, an award of $20,000 will go to the Rockaway Artists Alliance to support the production of a special exhibit of commissioned works of Street Art in Fort Tilden – Forbidden Fruit: Street Art in a National Park. The exhibit will be shown in Rockaway Artists Alliance’s sTudio 7 Gallery and on specially installed Art Walls on the grounds. This project celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service occurring this year.

Street Art, a permitted activity, is a burgeoning genre and the RAA wishes to engage established and emerging artists to participate in this unique exhibit. Artists will create and show their works on a sanctioned platform in the sTudio 7 building and adjoining garden in Fort Tilden.

Imagine Your Parks is a grant initiative from the National Endowment for the Arts created in partnership with the National Park Service to support projects that use the arts to engage people with memorable places and landscapes of the National Park System. These awards are part of a larger National Endowment for the Arts announcement also made today in which the agency will make 1,142 awards totaling $80.9 million to organizations in all 50 states and five jurisdictions.


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