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Dubuque Symphony Orchestra selected to receive $25,000 NEA grant

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(DUBUQUE) - Jeff Goldsmith, Executive Director of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, today announced that it is one of 64 orchestras that have been selected to receive a $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Recognizing that the nonprofit arts industry is an important sector of the economy, The National NEA created this grant program to fund arts projects and activities that preserve jobs in the nonprofit arts sector threatened by declines in philanthropic and other support during the current economic downturn.

More than 2,400 applications were received and after review, 631 grant applications were selected to receive funding for a combined total of $29,775,000. In the Music Field/Discipline, 113 organizations received $4,475,000 in grants. For the State of Iowa, only three other organizations will receive funding: the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc., the Des Moines Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc. and the Amana Old Creamery Theatre Company.

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