Grant supporting digital documentation of art was one of 817 given nationwide
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced this week that The Mint Museum is one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Mint Museum’s $40,000 grant will support the digital cataloguing of the museum’s collection.
The Mint Museum intends to use the grant on a digitization project, ensuring that the museum’s collection is properly catalogued for posterity and is easily accessible. The museum is committed to improving public access to art and will further that initiative through this venture. Documenting The Mint Museum’s holdings in digital high-definition will bring the collection into the 21st century and the homes of art lovers across the world.
Acting Chairman Shigekawa said: “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support these exciting and diverse arts projects that will take place throughout the United States. Whether it is through a focus on education, engagement, or innovation, these projects all contribute to vibrant communities and memorable opportunities for the public to engage with the arts.”
“The Mint is pleased to receive this national support for preserving its collection for many generations to come,” said Dr. Kathleen V. Jameson, President & CEO of The Mint Museum.
In August 2012, the NEA received 1,547 eligible applications for Art Works grants requesting more than $80 million in funding. Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. The 817 recommended NEA grants total $26.3 million and span 13 artistic disciplines and fields. Applications were reviewed by panels of outside experts convened by NEA staff and each project was judged on its artistic excellence and artistic merit.
For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at arts.gov.