East West Players, ICCC, BFA win big grants

East West Players, the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts and the Inner City Cultural Center received the largest gifts for the L.A. area in the latest round of grants awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The NEA handed out $ 11 million nationwide in the fourth and final grant announcement for 1992.

East West Players received $ 35,000 while BFA and the ICCC each received $ 30 ,000. All grants will have to be matched on a one-to-one ratio.

Plaza de la Raza and the Intl. Assn. of Jazz Appreciation each received $ 20, 000.

The Los Angeles Festival only received $ 7,500, which will go toward planning and research costs. The Waiver group Los Angeles Poverty Dept. (LAPD) received a $ 7,500 grant while the L.A. Philharmonic was awarded $ 6,200.

Among the other grants awarded to L.A.-based performing arts companies were $ 2,000 to the Deaf West Theatre Co., $ 5,850 to the Lola Montes Foundation for Dances of Spain & the Americas, $ 5,000 to the Japanese America Symphony Assn. and $ 5,000 to the Southeast Symphony Assn.

La Jolla Playhouse received an $ 18,500 grant; among S.F.-based orgs receiving grants were American Conservatory Theater Foundation with $ 22,500 and the George Coates Performance Co. with $ 30,000.

The major categories back folk and expansion arts orgs; fellowships for design, theater and visual artists; and arts education grants.

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