NEA Awards Grant to CCAI

Capital City Arts Initiative Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Carson City, Nevada, December 8, 2012 — National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced thisweek that the Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] is one of 153 not-for-profit organizationsnationwide to receive an NEA Challenge America Fast-Track grant.  CCAI isrecommended for a $10,000 grant to support its upcoming exhibition Luminosity by artist Cathy Breslaw.

In this FY2013 funding round, the NEA received 393 eligible Challenge America
Fast-Track applications, requesting a total of $3,930,000.  The NEA will award 153
Challenge America Fast-Track grants totaling $1.53 million awarded to organizations
in 41 states, Washington, DC, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These include 49 first-time
Arts Endowment grantees. The Challenge America Fast-Track category offers support
primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the
arts to populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography,
ethnicity, economics, or disability.

CCAI President, Glenn Clemmer, said “CCAI is thrilled to receive the Endowment’s support. This grant reinforces our work to enhance arts and culture in Carson City.”

“The NEA was founded on the principle that the arts belong to all the people of the United States,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “We’re proud that Challenge America Fast-Track grants bring more opportunities for arts engagement to underserved communities.”

See the complete listing of projects recommended for Challenge America Fast-Track grant support at

The Luminosity exhibition will open in the CCAI Courthouse Gallery on Friday, February 8 with a reception for the artist, Cathy Breslaw, from 5 – 7pm. The gallery is located in the Carson City Courthouse, 885 E Musser Street, Carson City.

The Capital City Arts Initiative is an artist-centered organization committed to the
encouragement and support of artists and the arts and culture of Carson City and the
surrounding region. The Initiative is committed to community building for the area’s
diverse adult and youth populations through art projects and exhibitions, live events,
arts education programs, artist residencies, and online projects.

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, City of Carson City, and the John and
Grace Nauman Foundation.