Fall for the Book to Receive $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Fairfax, VA (May 15, 2024) – Fall for the Book is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $20,000. This grant will support general operating costs for Fall for the Book’s year round programming. In total, the NEA will award 1,135 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling more than $37 million as part of its second round of fiscal year 2024 grants.

“Projects like Fall for the Book exemplify the creativity and care with which communities are telling their stories, creating connection, and responding to challenges and opportunities in their communities—all through the arts,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “So many aspects of our communities such as cultural vitality, health and wellbeing, infrastructure, and the economy are advanced and improved through investments in art and design, and the National Endowment for the Arts is committed to ensuring people across the country benefit.”

Festival Director, Kara Oakleaf said, “Fall for the Book is so grateful to receive this grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Their support helps us fulfill our mission to connect readers and writers, and allows us keep the festival free to our community while offering more support to writers. The NEA’s work in advancing the arts is crucial to the cultural life of the U.S., and we’re honored to work with them in keeping the literary arts thriving in our community.”

For more information on other projects included in the NEA’s grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.


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