Flying House Productions to Receive
$50,000 Grant from the National Endowment
for the Arts as part of the American Rescue Plan
SEATTLE, WA—Flying House Productions (dba Seattle Men’s Chorus & Seattle Women’s Chorus) is pleased to announce they have been approved to receive an American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic. Seattle Choruses is recommended to receive $50,000 and may use this funding to save jobs and to fund operations and facilities, health and safety supplies, and marketing and promotional efforts to encourage attendance and participation. The NEA will award grants totaling $57,750,000 to 567 arts organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, DC.
“Our nation’s arts sector has been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Endowment for the Arts’ American Rescue Plan funding will help arts organizations, such as Seattle Choruses, rebuild and reopen,” said Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the NEA. “The arts are crucial in helping America’s communities heal, unite and inspire, as well as essential to our nation’s economic recovery.”
"Seattle Choruses are honored to be among such a diverse and accomplished group of arts organizations," remarked Seattle Choruses' Executive Director, Karen Lane. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity through this award to strengthen our core staff and embark in marketing techniques to better engage and grow our audience."
The American Rescue Plan was signed into law in March 2021 when the NEA was provided $135 million for the arts sector. For more information on the NEA’s American Rescue Plan grants, including the full list of arts organizations funded in this announcement, visit www.arts.gov/COVID-19/the-american-rescue-plan.