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Lincoln Park gets $15K grant

MIDLAND, Pa. – Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center has been approved for a $15,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support this coming summer’s production of “Memphis The Musical.” This project will help support Lincoln Park’s Diversity Initiative. Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center’s project is among 1,125 projects across America totaling more than $26.6 million that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2022 funding.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts and cultural organizations throughout the nation with these grants, including Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, providing opportunities for all of us to live artful lives,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “The arts contribute to our individual well-being, the well-being of our communities, and to our local economies. The arts are also crucial to helping us make sense of our circumstances from different perspectives as we emerge from the pandemic and plan for a shared new normal informed by our examined experience.”

Chris Shovlin, Lincoln Park’s Chief Executive Officer said, “we are extremely proud to be receiving a grant from an organization as prestigious as the NEA. It demonstrates, again, the high artistic quality of Lincoln Park’s presentations under the masterful leadership of Producing Artistic Director Justin Fortunato.”

“We are enormously grateful to the National Endowment for the Arts for their support of our 2022 production of ‘Memphis The Musical,'” Fortunato. “We believe strongly in this production and look forward to introducing our audiences to this story in July of 2022.”

For information on Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, visit lincolnparkarts.org or call 724-576-4644. For information on other projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.

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