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Walls Project to Receive $30,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Example installation by artist Faheem Majeed

[BATON ROUGE, LA]—Walls Project has been approved for a $30,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant for Arts Projects to support the continued beautification of Baton Roots. This project will help install public art and aesthetic features in and around the Baton Roots Community Farm at BREC Howell Park in North Baton Rouge for adaptive re-use of the once underutilized golf course. The Baton Roots art installation is among more than 1,100 projects across America totaling nearly $27 million that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2021 funding.

“As the country and the arts sector begin to imagine returning to a post-pandemic world, the National Endowment for the Arts is proud to announce funding that will help arts organizations such as Walls Project reengage fully with partners and audiences,”

said NEA Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “Although the arts have sustained many during the pandemic, the chance to gather with one another and share arts experiences is its own necessity and pleasure.”

“This is an incredible opportunity to bring even more vibrancy to this space,” Walls Project Executive Director, Casey Phillips, said. “We are excited to bring art, for everyone in Baton Rouge to enjoy, to the farm.”

Walls Project plans to install public art and aesthetic features in and around the Baton Roots main site at BREC Howell Park. This project will expand the use of the space, now a thriving urban farm, to become a site with a safe and inviting arts-filled outdoor space for residents, while still providing healthy affordable food from the community garden and farmers market.

For more information on the projects included in the Arts Endowment grant

the announcement, visit

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