Deep Vellum Publishing has been approved for an Art Works grant to support the publication and promotion of books of fiction and poetry. This is Deep Vellum’s first NEA grant.
Overall, the National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
“We are deeply appreciative of this support from the Arts Endowment and look forward to using this funding to further our mission of sharing international literature,” said Sara Balabanlilar, Marketing & Sales Director of Deep Vellum. “We are proud to be in the company of many other incredible organizations who put in the work and bring the arts to the forefront of our national conversation.”
Supported upcoming Deep Vellum publications include titles by Fowzia Karimi, Taisia Kitaiskaia, and Tatiana Ryckman, as well as work in translation by Märta Tikkanen (Finland), Jessica Schiefauer (Sweden), and Laylâ Erbil (Turkey).
The Art Works funding category supports projects that focus on public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation; the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence; learning in the arts at all stages of life; and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.
“The arts are at the heart of our communities, connecting people through shared experiences and artistic expression,” said Arts Endowment chairman Mary Anne Carter. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support projects like Deep Vellum Publishing.”