Taxpayers Stuck With Bill for LGBT, Climate, Pro-Immigration Grants


The latest list of federal grants to the “National Endowment for the Arts” promote programs many taxpayers are unaware of, all in the name of art.

Washington Free Beacon has uncovered a list of projects on the 2016 grant list, in the event American taxpayers wish to know where their money is going.

$15,000 – For public bus stop ads, posters and a billboard in Los Angeles, “addressing the issue of gender-stereotyping.” The campaign will address “fantasies and realities of gender polarization in local and mass media” and hopes to “open new avenues of thought and stimulate dialogue on new gendered relationships.”

$20,000 – To a theater company in Los Angeles for a play about immigration, which will present a “contemporized look at the borders.” “Created as a response to the current immigration challenges in the United States, it will incorporate the themes of immigrants’ rights and class struggle.”

$15,000 – To a theater company in St. Paul, MN for a program called “Speaking Out: Our Immigration Journey Through Puppetry.”

$20,000 – To a San Francisco Mime Troupe for their musical “Freedomland,” a story about the grandson of an ex-Black Panther who returns from fighting in Afghanistan to find “another war zone at home” where young Black men “are in the crosshairs!”

$40,000 – For a project in Seattle with a “multicultural team of professional teaching artists with social justice backgrounds” for a residency program on racial equity.

$10,000 – for the National Queer Arts Festival featuring LGBT artists in San Francisco.

$20,000 – For a mentorship program for “emerging writers” in an LGBT senior center in Beverly Hills

$10,000 – A play in Pasadena, CA about a Chinese take-out restaurant that challenges “typical gender, age and ethnic constructs.”

$10,000 – LGBT Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans

$20,000 – For a play about “rape culture”

$10,000 – to a theater company in Maryland for a “feminist take on the Cinderella fable.”

$25,000 – LGBT book club for teens in New York City.

$50,000 – To the New Jersey State Museum Foundation for a traveling exhibit that will “examine themes and concepts related to politics, gender, home, memory, and immigration.”

$30,000 – Folk art museum in Long Island to make artwork “related to the legacy of women” out of tin siding, plywood, house paint, and branches.

$100,000 – to build a 20-acre “food hub and cultural gathering space” in Phoenix.

$10,000 – To a traveling bicycle theater group in Santa Rosa, CA that gives “Story Time For Adults”.

$10,000 – To a theater in New York for an anti-gun play.

$40,000 – To Rosie O’Donnell’s theater company for an after-school musical theater for kids.

$25,000 – For a family puppet festival in Los Angeles to promote “cross-cultural understanding.”

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