New York, New York, January 24, 2024—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has just announced that it will distribute more than $27.1 million in support of 958 arts and cultural organizations nationwide. Words Without Borders is honored to be named one of the NEA’s 2024 grantees. The Grants for Arts Projects award will fund the publication of WWB’s digital magazine and its free virtual and in-person literary events.
The NEA’s Grants for Arts Projects provide comprehensive and expansive funding opportunities for communities. Through project-based funding, the program supports opportunities for public engagement with the arts and arts education, for the integration of the arts with strategies promoting the health and well-being of people and communities, and for the improvement of overall capacity and capabilities within the arts sector.
“The NEA is delighted to announce this grant to Words Without Borders, which is helping
contribute to the strength and well-being of the arts sector and local community,” said National Endowment for the Arts Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “We are pleased to be able to support this community and help create an environment where all people have the opportunity to live artful lives.”
“We are grateful for the NEA’s renewed support as we work to expand the audience for literature in translation in 2024,” said WWB Executive Director Karen M. Phillips. “This grant will help us amplify the world’s vital literary voices and ensure that our programs remain free for readers worldwide.”
This year, with the support of the NEA, Words Without Borders will publish new writing from Jordan, science fiction and fantasy from Quebec, prose and poetry by Amazigh writers, and more in its digital magazine. WWB’s free literary events with international authors and translators will also be supported by the Grants for Arts Projects award.
For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.
WORDS WITHOUT BORDERS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that fosters cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of international literature. To date, WWB has published literature from 143 countries and 140 languages by more than 4,600 writers and translators. WWB Campus brings global literature into hundreds of classrooms, offering free access to stories from around the world, multimedia curricular resources that bring literature to life, and professional support for educators.