Congressman Henry Cuellar held a grants videoconference on arts and humanities in the 28th District of Texas to provide invaluable information on resources available for schools, libraries and local organizations.
The meeting connected federal agencies in Washington D.C. with universities, school districts, higher education institutions, libraries and local museums. The meetings were held at Congressman Cuellar's district offices in Laredo and San Antonio and via telephone conference call.
"We need to continue fostering literature, music, art and film so that we can maintain the traditions, vitality and local color of South Texas ," said Congressman Cuellar. "We have so many talented musicians, artists and writers in my district, it is important that we work together to bring these resources home and continue discovering our diverse and unique talents."
Speakers and participants included the National Endowment for the Humanities' Humanities Texas, the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Lutheran University. Texas Lutheran is a former NEA grant recipient and they were at hand to discuss their personal experience on the application process. Approximately 30 attendees participated in the event.