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Nov 10, 2020

Huntington Museum of Art Receives $40,000 Grant

Contact: (304) 529-2701

The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has announced that the Huntington Museum of Art is the recipient of a $40,000 grant through the Mid Atlantic Arts Regional Resilience Fund.

Thirty-eight organizations are being awarded $1,594,340 after 154 institutions were invited to apply for the grants from 528 nominated groups. Two awards are going to West Virginia organizations. In addition to the HMA grant, the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, W.Va., has been awarded $32,470.

HMA Executive Director Geoffrey K. Fleming said the $40,000 grant will help reach new audiences. “This grant funding will help our Education Department to continue to produce quality online programming that serves our patrons and shares the resources of the Huntington Museum of Art with the online community. It will also allow us to upgrade the equipment we need to produce this content ourselves.”

MAAF worked with the five other U.S. Regional Arts Organizations -- Arts Midwest, Mid-America Arts Alliance, New England Foundation for the Arts, South Arts, and the Western States Arts Federation -- to create The United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

MAAF's Executive Director Theresa Colvin said, "It was gratifying to work with our sister Regional Arts Organizations and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to design and implement the U.S. Regional Arts Resilience Fund. We all know the need is great and hope that by supporting these visionary organizations, the impact to the field and the communities they serve will reach far beyond their own walls."

Mid Atlantic Arts Regional Resilience grants will support mid-Atlantic nonprofit arts and cultural organizations as they build resilience and look to the future with programming, planning, and reimagining their work. The program was designed for organizations with visionary leadership and whose work is critical to the region, primarily supporting those making a statewide, regional and/or national impact, and grant awards can support general operating expenses and associated relief and resilience expenses.

In an effort to address long-standing structures that have led to inequity in the field and, in alignment with MAAF’s new strategic plan and vision to implement equitable practices, the Mid Atlantic Arts Regional Resilience Fund prioritizes organizations led by or serving BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Persons with Disabilities, communities whose primary language is not English, and/or rural and remote communities. Learn more about the Mid Atlantic Arts Regional Resilience Fund program at www.midatlanticarts.org.

About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists' capacity to create and present work and advance access to and participation in the arts. The Foundation was created in 1979 and is a private non-profit organization that is closely allied with the region's state arts councils and the National Endowment for the Arts. It combines funding from state and federal resources with private support from corporations, foundations, and individuals to address needs in the arts from a regional, national, and international perspective. For more information on the Foundation's programs and services, please visit: www.midatlanticarts.org.

About The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Founded in 1969, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies by supporting exemplary institutions of higher education and culture as they renew and provide access to an invaluable heritage of ambitious, path-breaking work. Additional information is available at www.mellon.org.  

For more information on the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, contact Karen Newell, Director of External Affairs at (410) 539-6656, Ext. 104 or send an email to [email protected]

For more information on the Huntington Museum of Art, visit hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

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