NEA Gives 8g To Miller, Hughes

The National Endowment for the Arts announced 735 grants Nov. 5, worth $16.85 million, for the fourth quarter of the year, the Associated Press reports.

They include $8,000 fellowships to performance artists Tim Miller and Holly Hughes, who are suing the NEA because they were previously turned down.

Chairman John E. Frohnmayer said the two were among 19 performance artists who received grants, out of 124 applicants. They were approved by a panel of private citizens, most of them artists, by the presidentially appointed National Council on the Arts and by Frohnmayer.

He had vetoed grants for Miller, Hughes, Karen Finley and John Fleck in June 1990, on what he said were the artistic merits of their applications. In their suit, the artists argue they were rejected for political reasons.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Legit News from Variety