MASS MoCA, Jacobs Pillow awarded NEA grants
The Berkshire Eagle is reporting two arts institutions located in the Berkshires have been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams will receive a $45,000 grant to support EJ Hill: Brake Run Helix. The sculptural installation will include a performance stage, free-standing sculptures, watercolors and a functional roller coaster all inside MASS MoCA’s Building 5 gallery, according to a news release. Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket will receive a $75,000 grant to support its dance programs. “The National Endowment for the Arts provides vital support for cultural institutions and the communities they serve,” MASS MoCA Director Kristy Edmunds said in a press release. “It allows us to foster the bold and dynamic visions of artists like EJ Hill, helping them create expansive new work that engages and challenges our visitors. We are grateful for the NEA’s continued recognition and support of MASS MoCA.” EJ Hill's Brake Run Helix will open at MASS MoCA in October. Read the full story in The Berkshire Eagle.