Kildee Announces New Federal Funding for the Flint Institute of Arts

Congressman Dan Kildee recently announced new federal funding to help the Flint Institute of Arts purchase new equipment to preserve and protect its artwork.

The $150,000 federal grant, awarded through the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities, will help the Flint Institute of Arts replace nine humidifiers at its museum. The new humidifiers will help prevent damage to the artwork on display and lower the Institute’s energy costs.

“I am proud to announce this new federal funding to help the Flint Institute of Arts continue to make art accessible for all mid-Michigan families,” said Congressman Kildee. “In Congress, I will keep fighting to bring home resources to strengthen our local communities.”

“We are grateful to have been awarded this grant, which will assist us in replacing and upgrading essential equipment. Having the most up-to-date humidifiers allows us to continue our work of protecting and maintaining the important artwork in the FIA’s collection, as well as reducing energy costs.

Funding such as this is vital to the success of the Institute and allows us to continue to provide the community with access and programming, and we thank Congressman Kildee for his support,” said Tracee Glab, Executive Director of the Flint Institute of Arts.

Congressman Kildee is a strong supporter of the arts in mid-Michigan. As part of his 2023 Community Project Funding initiative, Kildee secured almost $150,000 for the Flint Institute of Arts to expand training for teachers on how to incorporate art into their curricula. Additionally, every year Congressman Kildee sponsors the Congressional Art Competition, where a mid-Michigan student’s artwork is selected to be on display for one year in the U.S. Capitol.

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