May 19, 2022 (New York, NY)—CLMP has been approved for a $40,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support its work of providing technical assistance to literary magazines and presses and helping to raise their visibility. CLMP’s project is among 1,125 project across America totaling more than $26.6 million that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2022 funding.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts and cultural organizations throughout the nation with these grants, including CLMP, providing opportunities for all of us to live artful lives,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “The arts contribute to our individual well-being, the well-being of our communities, and to our local economies. The arts are also crucial to helping us make sense of our circumstances from different perspectives as we emerge from the pandemic and plan for a shared new normal informed by our examined experience.”
“We are extremely grateful to the NEA for its continued and generous support of CLMP,” said Mary Gannon, Executive Director. “The publishing industry at large is facing unprecedented challenges—disruptions in distribution and the supply chain, as well as significant cost increases. Independent literary magazines and small presses make up an underserved, uniquely vulnerable yet essential sector of the publishing ecosystem, connecting the greatest diversity of writers to equally diverse communities of readers. This grant will help CLMP in its mission of helping these publishers thrive.”
CLMP serves 900+ members nationwide by providing technical assistance events, one-on-one consultations, an awards program, funding opportunities, and a robust website of resources for publishers, among other programs.
For more information on other projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.