UTPA hosts NEA workshop March 19
By University Relations
Posted: 03/06/2001
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The National Endowment for the Arts, in cooperation with The University of Texas-Pan American University Theatre and the Southwest Border Nonprofit Resource Center, will present a workshop March 19 on the NEA's new Challenge American Fast Track grant category.

Nonprofit cultural arts organizations and municipal, county and other community organizations interested in working together for cooperative projects involving the arts are invited to send representatives to the 2 p.m. workshop at the UTPA Annex, 2412 S. Closner in Edinburg.

NEA representatives will explain the Challenge America grants, which are designed to support a range of possible projects in civic design, cultural tourism, new technology and planning. The NEA is particularly interested in encouraging applications from historically underserved areas like the Rio Grande Valley.

The National Endowment for the Arts will award approximately 400 grants of either $5,000 or $10,000 for rural or underserved communities to address the priority areas of community arts development.

Following the two-hour workshop, participants may sign up for 10-minute discussion sessions with the NEA representatives.

For more information or to make reservations, contact Kenan Tas of the Southwest Border Nonprofit Resource Center at 956/384-5920 or at