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Mānoa Journal Receives Federal Grant

Posted on | December 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Mānoa Journal Receives Federal Grant

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Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for the coming fiscal year. NEA grants are highly competitive. NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman announced that Mānoa had been approved for a $10,000 grant to support publication of two issues during fiscal year 2011.

Mānoa is one of 1,057 not-for-profit organizations recommended for a grant as part of the federal agency’s first round of fiscal year 2011 grants. In total, the NEA will distribute $26.68 million to support projects nationwide.

An independent agency of the federal government, the NEA advances artistic excellence, creativity and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. “I continue to be impressed with the creative, innovative, and excellent projects brought forward by arts organizations across the country,” says Landesman. “Our grantees are not only furthering their art forms but also enhancing their neighborhoods by making them more vibrant and livable.”

Published twice a year since 1989 by the University of Hawaiʻi Press, Mānoa has received national and international recognition for such issues as Voices from Okinawa (2009), Varua Tupu: New Writing from French Polynesia (2005) and Century of the Tiger: One Hundred Years of Korean Culture in America (2002).