The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is $10,000 richer, thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts. The organization’s Challenge America Fast-Track program awards grants to small and mid-sized arts organizations around the country, particularly places that bring the arts to underserved audiences. The Halsey is one of 162 winners in 46 states.

The grant will support a two-week residency and exhibition by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto, who’ll be visiting as part of the 2012 Spoleto Festival in May. Yamamoto’s project, Return to the Sea: Saltworks, will be a large-scale installation made out of salt. There will also be works on paper and an artist documentary created by the Halsey. The artist will participate in workshops, demonstrations, and artist talks that will be open to the public. Find out more at halsey.cofc.edu.


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