The National Endowment for the Arts today released a list of 631 direct Recovery Act grants to arts organizations nationwide.  Here are the Chicago area winners:

Art Resources in Teaching $50,000

Beverly Arts Center $50,000

Black Ensemble Theater $50,000

Chicago Architecture Foundation $50,000

Chicago Cultural Center $50,000

Chicago International Film Festival $50,000

Chicago Shakespeare Theater $50,000

Chicago Sinfonietta $50,000

Facets Multimedia $50,000

Field Museum $50,000

Hubbard Street Dance Company $50,000

National Museum of Mexican Art $50,000

Neighborhood Housing Services

of Chicago $50,000

Neighborhood Writing Alliance $25,000

Next Theatre $25,000

South Chicago Art Center $25,000

Spertus College $50,000

Steppenwolf Theatre $50,000

Theatre Building Chicago $25,000

University of Chicago $25,000

Urban Gateways $50,000