The Carolina Theatre to Receive a $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

January 19, 2023 by Sandy Lerebours

DURHAM, NC — January 19, 2023— The Carolina Theatre of Durham is is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Challenge America award of $10,000. This grant will support the theater’s Family Saturday Series. This grant is one of 262 Challenge America awards totaling $2.62 million that were announced by the NEA as part of its first round of fiscal year 2023 grants. 

The Carolina Theatre’s Family Saturday Series is an educational program that provides high quality, affordable arts experiences and introduces young audiences to the excitement of live performances, music, storytelling, and magic. The series offers family-friendly programming for all ages one Saturday a month, from October 2022 to May 2023. 

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “Projects such as this one with the Carolina Theatre strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy.” 

Randy McKay, President and CEO of the Carolina Theatre, thanked the National Endowment for the Arts for generously supporting the theater’s Family Saturday Series. “The grant allows us to continue presenting diverse, high-quality arts programs and validates the importance of providing equitable access to the arts for everyone in our community,” said McKay. 


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About The Carolina Theatre of Durham: 

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the city-owned Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region. More information at 


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