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NEA Awards $25,000 to pARTnership™

More Than $82 Million Awarded for Arts Projects Nationwide Includes $25,000 awarded to Marquis Studios, Ltd.




National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $25,000 to Marquis Studios, Ltd. to the pARTnership™ Program. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.


“The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and arts organizations,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support organizations such as Marquis Studios in serving their communities by providing excellent and accessible arts experiences.”


“The pARTnership™ Program encompasses a third of our total programming for students. This deep and long-term commitment with these nine schools is what every school program should look like” says David Marquis, Executive Director and Founder of Marquis Studios.


“Additionally, we were delighted to learn that the NYC School District 75 also received NEA funding to support the 12th year of TATI also known as the Teaching Artist Training Institute” said Mr. Marquis. TATI is made possible through partnership among Public School 37R, District 75 and Marquis Studios/VSA NYC.
pARTnership™ Program: Since 1998, the pARTnership™ Program has expanded to include nine NYC schools (include 3 District 75 schools, serving children with multiple of severe disabilities) in all 5 boroughs: PS 94 (Manhattan); PS 45 and PS 37 (Staten Island); PS 10 (multiple-sites in the Bronx) and PS 170 (Bronx); PS 152 and PS 354 (Queens); PS 15 and PS 101 (Brooklyn). Through the pARTnership™ Program, these nine schools receive subsidized residencies, providing ongoing exposure to the arts for 7,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade every year.


TATI: The Teaching Artist Training Institute (TAIT) provides free training and arts education best practices for individuals interested in working with students on the autism spectrum. Through observational visits and professional development seminars, TATI participants learn the fundamentals of autism, pathways of communication and the therapeutic value of the arts.