First Round of 2022 NEA Grants Announced

On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the recipients of its first round of 2022 grants. Chorus America is honored to be a recipient of a $90,000 Grants for Art Projects award, among nearly $33.2 million awarded to individuals and arts organizations across the United States.

We are thrilled to see many choral organizations and partners present in the list of awarded grants, including:

American Composers Forum

Apollo's Fire

Baltimore Choral Arts Society

Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Chicago a cappella

Chicago Children's Choir

Cincinnati Youth Choir

Choral Arts Society of Washington

Chorus Pro Musica

The Crossing

Dessoff Choirs

Lorelei Ensemble

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

Los Angeles Master Chorale

Santa Fe Desert Chorale

Barbershop Harmony Society

Street Symphony


Vox Femina Los Angeles

Women's Chorus of Dallas

Young Singers of the Palm Beaches

The first round of fiscal year 2022 awards supports 1,498 projects from communities in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and reaches 15 artistic disciplines. “These National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants underscore the resilience of our nation’s artists and arts organizations, will support efforts to provide access to the arts, and rebuild the creative economy,” said NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers. “The supported projects demonstrate how the arts are a source of strength and well-being for communities and individuals, and can open doors to conversations that address complex issues of our time.”

The NEA's full announcement can be found here.