MSPC Receives NEA Art Works Grant For Delirious Matter

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $35,000 to Madison Square Park Conservancy for upcoming Mad. Sq. Art exhibition, Diana Al-Hadid’s Delirious Matter. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.

“It is energizing to see the impact that the arts are making throughout the United States. These NEA-supported projects, such as this one to Madison Square Park Conservancy, are good examples of how the arts build stronger and more vibrant communities, improve well-being, prepare our children to succeed, and increase the quality of our lives,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “At the National Endowment for the Arts, we believe that all people should have access to the joy, opportunities and connections the arts bring.”

Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Deputy Director and Martin Friedman Senior Curator, Mad. Sq. Art, said of the grant, “We are honored that Delirious Matter has received generous support from the NEA. This project—on view outdoors in Madison Square Park and accessible to all—is exemplary of America’s democratic ideals. Visitors to the Park will view a group of six stunning works by Diana Al-Hadid that are inspired by the history of art and societies across millennia, cultures and generations.”

Delirious Matter will be on view in the Park beginning May 7 through September 3, 2018.