Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, announced that Opera Santa Barbara has been recommended for a grant of $28,000 to support its April 2012 production of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice. Opera Santa Barbara is one of three Santa Barbara-based organizations recommended for a grant as part of the NEA’s second round of fiscal year 2011 grants. The other two local groups are the Lobero Theatre and the Contemporary Arts Forum. In total, the Arts Endowment will distribute more than $88 million to support 1,145 projects nationwide.
Updated 5/26/11- Contemporary Arts Forum received a $20,000 grant in support of the Forum Lounge, a free monthly series of performance-based multi-disciplinary events.