Cool Culture

NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award


Cool Culture has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support our CityWide Cultural Access Program. The program facilitates workshops, family festivals, and professional development opportunities for a network of 450 Title I public schools and early childhood centers and offers free access to nearly 90 museums, historical societies, botanic gardens, and zoos for 50,000+ member families. Cool Culture’s program is among 1,125 projects across America totaling more than $26.6 million selected during the 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 Cool Culture, 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.”

For more information on other projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit

Museum Mile Festival: Bring The Cool

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

6pm – 9pm

At Bring the Cool, caregivers, families and children are encouraged to see themselves as the artists, storytellers, creators and curators that they are.