FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mobile, Ala. – The Mobile Arts Council has been approved for a $50,000 award as part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This grant will go toward salary and other facility expenses.

Development Director Angela Montgomery comments, “We are honored to be the only organization in Mobile to receive support through NEA’s CARES Act. It is vital that we, as an organization, continue to be a voice for all artists and arts organizations. Thanks to this $50,000 grant, MAC is able to continue our mission to enrich the quality of life in the greater Mobile area through increasing accessibility to the arts and promoting a vibrant cultural community.”

The National Endowment for the Arts awarded funds to over 800 nonprofit arts organizations across the country to help their employees endure the economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 national crisis.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency whose funding and support give Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more.

ABOUT MOBILE ARTS COUNCIL

Mobile Arts Council (MAC) is a 501(c)3 that has advocated art for all for over 65 years. MAC’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in the greater Mobile area through increasing accessibility to the arts and promoting a vibrant cultural community. Utilizing strategic programming, a communal gallery, public events, and partnerships, MAC serves all sectors and artforms. For more info: mobilearts.org.

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