Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival receives $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant

Grant will support Festival’s 32nd season and educational video about careers in music

Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, has  announced that the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival has been approved for a grant of $10,000 to support its 32nd season of  presenting top-quality performances to audiences across Cape Cod. The Festival is one of 1,057 not-for-profit organizations recommended for a grant as part of the federal agency’s first round of fiscal year 2011 grants. In total, the Arts Endowment will distribute $26.68 million to support projects nationwide.

An independent agency of the federal government, the National Endowment for the Arts advances artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. NEA Chairman Landesman said, “I continue to be impressed with the creative, innovative, and excellent projects brought forward by arts organizations across the country. Our grantees are not only furthering their art forms but also enhancing their neighborhoods by making them more vibrant, livable, and fun.”

“The Festival is thrilled and proud to be recognized and supported by the NEA for the great music we bring to Cape Cod and for the ways in which we enrich our community,” said Elaine Lipton, CCCMF’s executive director.

The funds, which need to be matched dollar for dollar, will be used to support the Festival’s summer 2011 programs, as well as  to produce a video focusing on careers in music that can be used by Cape Cod music instructors to give students a sense of the training, practice time, and work ethic required to  become  a professional musician.

The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival was founded in 1979 by pianist Samuel Sanders. The Festival and its Artistic Directors, pianist Jon Nakamatsu and clarinetist Jon Manasse, program and present 12 concerts in the first three weeks of August in venues from Provincetown to Cotuit, as well as educational programs during the school year. The Festival’s three pianos --  in Wellfleet, Chatham and Cotuit -- are used by numerous community organizations and individuals throughout the year. For further information, visit www.capecodchambermusic.org.

The National Endowment for the Arts, established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the Federal Government,  has awarded more than $4 billion  to projects of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.  To join the discussion on how art works, visit the National Endowment for the Arts at arts.gov.

Courtesy of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival.

CapeCodToday.com welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on CapeCodToday.com.