The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly $15,000 for 2016, part of $27.7 million in arts funding the government agency is distributing to 1,126 projects across the nation next year under its "Art Works" major funding category. The Art Works program has a "focus on the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields," according to the NEA announcement.
“These projects, from all over the nation, will make a difference in their communities,” NEA chair Jane Chu said in a prepared statement. "We know from experience as well as through hard evidence that the arts matter and these projects will provide more opportunities for people to learn, create, and experience the value of the arts in so many different ways.”
Since it was established in 1965, the NEA has funded and supported the arts as an independent federal agency.
GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly has been continuously published since it was founded in 1979 by Richard Yelle, who was one of the founders of the New York Experimental Glass Workshop, the nonprofit arts organization that has evolved to become UrbanGlass.