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New Brunswick, NJ —Crossroads Theatre Company is pleased to announce they have been approved to receive an American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic. Crossroads Theatre Company is recommended to receive 100K and may use this funding to save jobs and to fund operations and facilities, health and safety supplies, and marketing and promotional efforts to encourage attendance and participation.
In total, the NEA will award grants totaling $57,750,000 to 567 arts organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, DC.
“Our nation’s arts sector has been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Endowment for the Arts’ American Rescue Plan funding will help arts organizations, such as Crossroads Theatre Company, rebuild and reopen,” said Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the NEA. “The arts are crucial in helping America’s communities heal, unite, and inspire, as well as essential to our nation’s economic recovery.”
“We are absolutely thrilled and gratified that the National Endowment for the Arts believes in the mission of Crossroads as strongly and passionately as we do, and to that end is investing in its long term success, and in so substantial a fashion.” - Ricardo Khan
The grant provides funding which will be directed toward Crossroads’s production and administrative staff, enabling the theatre company, in this time of need, to strengthen its operational capacity as it heads into its Festival seasons in 2022 and beyond.
The American Rescue Plan was signed into law in March 2021 when the NEA was provided $135 million for the arts sector. The funding for organizations is the third installment providing more than $57.7 million for arts organizations. In April 2021, the NEA announced $52 million (40 percent) in ARP funding would be allocated to 62 state, jurisdictional, and regional arts organizations for regranting through their respective programs. The second installment in November 2021 allocated $20.2 million to 66 local arts agencies for sub granting to local artists and art organizations.
For more information on the NEA’s American Rescue Plan grants, including the full list of arts
organizations funded in this announcement, visit