The Los Angeles Opera and Pasadena's Armory Center for the Arts are the top Southland recipients of National Endowment for the Arts grants in the federal arts agency's second round of fiscal year 2000 grants, announced today.
The opera company received $100,000 for its Educational Continuum program, and the Armory Center was given the same amount for two curriculum-based educational programs.
The Museum of Contemporary Art was granted $75,000 for the Public + Artist program, while the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County garnered $75,000 for a touring program, artist development and the 20th Anniversary Jubilation Festival.
Other top local grant recipients: California Institute of the Arts, $50,000; Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Cornerstone Theater and L.A. Theatre Works, $45,000 each; East West Players and Pacific Symphony Assn., $25,000 each; Plaza de la Raza, UC Riverside's California Museum of Photography and downtown L.A.'s Grand Performances, $20,000 each.
Thirty-two Southland organizations received grants ranging from $5,000 to $100,000.