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The organization's name conveys exactly what our members are -- CITIZENS INTERESTED IN ARTS.
 
Incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, CIA is a 100% volunteer army of compassionate, creatively oriented individuals who tirelessly donate their time and raise money for one reason and one reason only -- to fund The Grants Program.

Read a message from our President

Merridy Robinson Kotler

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What CIA Grants Do

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The Grants Program is the heart and soul of the CIA, with 100% of donations going to writing grants.

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In 1998, the first grants were awarded to two young aspiring opera singers from The New World School of the Arts to attend the Aspen Summer Music Program.

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They had been awarded scholarships for all the classes but did not have the funds to get there or pay for housing or food.

CIA Grants subsidized their program.