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NEA’s $52 million includes Colorado

The National Endowment for the Arts this month announced more than $52 million in federal funding as part of the first American Rescue Plan awards. Colorado and regional organizations getting funds included Western States Art Federation and Colorado Creative Industries, which will dole out the money statewide.

“These funds are designed to support the arts sector as it recovers from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” NEA officials wrote in a press statement. “Guidelines and application materials for a second phase of American Rescue Plan funding … are expected to be available in June 2021 pending review.”

About 40% of the funds will go toward state and regional groups, while 60% will be awarded to individual organizations, the NEA said. To receive updates on guidelines and grant opportunities, visit arts.gov/COVID-19/american-rescue-plan/sign-up-for-arp-updates.

NEH boosts Sand Creek Massacre project

Also this month: the National Endowment for the Humanities announced a whopping $400,000 for History Colorado’s Sand Creek Massacre exhibition, which is being developed in partnership with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, and Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana. Donate to the project at historycolorado.org/donate, and follow its progress at historycolorado.org/stay-in-touch. Visit nps.gov/sand for more information about the November 1864 Sand Creek Massacre, in which hundreds of volunteer U.S. soldiers slaughtered unarmed American Indians, including women and children.

Apron Chronicles coming back home

“The Apron Chronicles,” a nationally touring exhibition that started in Denver 16 years ago, is winding up its long run by returning to its home base. The show, subtitled “A Patchwork of American Recollections,” has garnered praise for its poignant, deeply researched look at women’s domestic stories and generational connections. “I have learned that an apron memory isn’t a scholarly dissertation. It isn’t mired in dusty facts and details,” creator EllynAnne Geisel wrote for Colorado Magazine. “It is a story of life and memory that engages and catches you up in the telling.”

The artifact- and story-driven exhibition, which opened in January, will finish up its run on May 31. The museum is offering free admission for mothers May 8-9, and Geisel will be there to chat each day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find more information at historycolorado.org.

Citywide scavenger hunt

Sure, they began during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some have decided they quite enjoyed the socially distant, outdoor scavenger hunts that populated parts of downtown Denver in 2020. Historic Denver this week announced Capitol Crossroads Hunt, with clues that lead players through Denver’s historic places. The family-friendly activity can be done on foot or by bike, organizers said, and teams have four days to complete the challenge.

The first 50 people to finish receive medals, while prizes will be awarded to teams with the fastest times, “best spirit photo, and outstanding history buffs,” organizers said. Registration is $18 per adult and $12 per child, and teams of four to six are recommended. Visit historicdenver.org for more information.

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