Jackson Symphony receives $10k grant to support Symphony on the Move

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson Symphony is sharing some exciting news.

The Symphony has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a $10,000 award through a Challenge America grant.

According to a release, the grant will support taking Symphony on the Move concerts to eight neighborhoods and communities that have not yet hosted a concert.

These concerts are provided at no cost to the neighborhoods, and allow the organization to continue to take live orchestral music across West Tennessee.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “Projects such as this one with The Jackson Symphony strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy.”

The release states this grant is one of 262 Challenge America awards, totaling $2.62 million, that were announced by the NEA as part of its first round of Fiscal Year 2023 grants.

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