NEA Awards Two Grants to AIGA

NEA ArtWorks logoNEW YORK—April 27, 2012. This week the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the results of its August 2011 deadline, which included two grants to AIGA!

Through the Art Works’ Design program, AIGA received support towards the development of a National Design and Social Impact Mentorship Program, a program to encourage middle- and high-school students to pursue design as a career path by demonstrating the industry’s vitality and the potential for social impact.

And, in the Arts in Media category, support was awarded for 100 Years of Design in America, a series of educational videos about accomplished designers to be created in honor of AIGA’s centennial year. The series will feature 52 short video portraits reflecting the evolution of American visual culture over the last century.

See a complete list of NEA grants awarded this round.