Evergreen receives $100,000 NEA grant

The Evergreen State College in Olympia has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

The NEA is giving out more than $5 million in 2014 to support “Our Town” programs across the country.

Evergreen’s grant will help support indigenous artists residencies, curate exhibitions, host performances, produce art and support other programs at the Evergreen State College’s Longhouse Education and Cultural Center.

The project, called “Reawakening Ancestral Arts and Inspiring Indigenous Innovation in the South Salish region in Washington State” is a partnership with the Squaxin Island Tribe, according to a NEA news release.