Marietta College receives National Endowment for the Arts grant

Women of the World holding hands

The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding Marietta College a grant of $10,000 to support bringing the quartet, Women of the World, to the campus and Marietta community.

“All Americans should have access to the arts,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Grants such as this one to Marietta College are an important part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ work to ensure people in communities both large and small across the nation have the opportunity to experience the arts.”

Women of the World is an all-female quartet that performs in multiple languages and strives to celebrate the beauty of diversity. As part of a three-day residency during the spring semester, the quartet will perform one full, 90-minute concert for the entire community and offer presentations to the student body on diversity and issues of inclusion.

“This is the first grant I worked on when I arrived at Marietta College back in March,” said Chantal Centofanti-Fields, Grants and Foundation Officer. “This is very exciting and we are honored that the National Endowment for the Arts recognized the importance of this program for the College and community.”

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more.