Archinect - News 2014-07-26T13:25:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/61391926/nea-grant-funds-collection-of-50-women-architects NEA Grant Funds Collection of 50 Women Architects Archinect 2012-11-14T16:43:00-05:00 >2012-11-19T18:05:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0z/0zxucbkuzcg7n7nl.jpg" width="299" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to pursue the project recording the accomplishments of 50 women architects practicing before 1980.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) has selected a national advisory council of esteemed architectural scholars to oversee the selection of women architects for the foundation&rsquo;s new special collection, &ldquo;Making a Place for Women in 20th-Century American Architecture.&rdquo; The creation of the advisory council is pursuant to BWAF&rsquo;s application for a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) matching Art Works grant of $35,000. The NEA awarded the grant to BWAF earlier this year to support the project.</p> <p> The NEA&rsquo;s Art Works grants aid the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. The special collection will honor women architects active prior to 1980 and, for the first time, document their contributions to the profession.</p> <p> Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the NEA, said, &ldquo;The arts should be a part of everyday life. Whether it&rsquo;s...</p>