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ArtServe Michigan receives NEA grant to support Lawyers for the Creative Economy

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DATE: November 27, 2012

ArtServe Michigan receives NEA grant to support Lawyers for the Creative Economy, one of 832 Art Works grants totaling $23.3 million in funding nationwide.

Wixom, Michigan— National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that ArtServe Michigan is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. ArtServe Michigan is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support Lawyers for the Creative Economy.

Lawyers for the Creative Economy (LCE), a statewide network of attorneys who provide free to low-fee legal resources to artists, creative practitioners, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. LCE will provide professional development seminars in intellectual property and other creativity-related areas of the law for artists and other creative practitioners.

"I'm proud to announce these 832 grants to the American public including Lawyers for the Creative Economy (LCE)," said Chairman Landesman. "These projects offer extraordinary examples of creativity in our country, including the creation of new work, innovative ways of engaging audiences, and exemplary education programs."

In March 2012, the NEA received 1,509 eligible applications for Art Works requesting more than $74 million in funding. The 832 recommended NEA grants total $22.3 million, span 13 artistic disciplines and fields, and focus primarily on the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing works for the benefit of American audiences. Applications were reviewed by panels of outside experts convened by NEA staff and each project was judged on its artistic excellence and artistic merit.

For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at arts.gov.

Complete Listing of Michigan Awarded Projects: http://www.arts.gov/grants/recent/13grants/states1/13_states1.php?STATE=MI

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