Mellon Grants $10 Million to Arts Groups Hurt by COVID-19

During times of darkness, the arts illuminate our shared humanity,” said Mellon Foundation president Elizabeth Alexander. “When we’re socially distant and facing adversity, the arts bind us all together. They deliver a sense of community at a time when we’ve never been farther apart.” The Mellon Foundation has invested $10 million to establish the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund along with six regional arts organizations, offering grants to small and midsize organizations around the country.


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