Pioneer Playhouse Wins NEA Grant for Prison Program

[Danville, KY]—National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $15,000 to Pioneer Playhouse for Voices Inside, a prison arts outreach program.

The Pioneer Playhouse/Voices Inside program teaches writing and performance skills to the incarcerated so as to fight recidivism.

“These awards, reaching every corner of the United States, are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Pioneer Playhouse gives people in an overlooked community the opportunity to learn, create, and be inspired.”

For more information on this National Endowment for the Arts grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news. Or Heather Henson at pioneerplayhouse@att.net

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