DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is one of three nonproﬁts arts organizations in Palm Beach County and one of 855 organizations nationwide to receive funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Spady will receive $50,000 from the NEA to support staff salaries, fees for artists or contractual personnel, and facilities costs.
The grant funding will offset some of the revenues that have been lost to cancellations of fundraising and programming events, due to the COVID-19 pandemic response. Boca Raton Museum of Art and Palm Beach Opera also received funding.
The museum received additional funding stemming from the CARES Act: $7,500 from the Florida Humanities Council and $1,929 from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.
The NEA received more than 3,100 eligible applications requesting $157 million for the $45 million available in direct assistance.
The museum at 170 NW Fifth Ave. in Delray Beach – dedicated to showcasing the contributions of members of the African Diaspora to Florida and the U.S. – is temporarily closed to the public until directives from The City of Delray Beach modify the COVID-19 response for public healthcare and safety. For other information call 561-279-8883 or visit spadymuseum.com.