The Woodlands Children's Museum announced in a Jan. 29 news release it received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

“We are pleased to be able to support this community and help create an environment where all people have the opportunity to live artful lives,” NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson said in the release.

The grant will support arts programming through the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, the release states. In total, the NEA will award 257 awards totaling $2.57 million.

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that is the largest funder of the arts and arts education nationwide, according to the website.

The two-year grant will allow The Woodlands Children's Museum staff to visit Texas Children’s Hospital's main campus as well as The Woodlands campus once a month to provide curated art projects for patients and family.

According to the release, young children and adolescents are able to cope with their emotions, adjust to adversity and minimize anxiety through art.

“We are grateful for the art educators from The Woodlands Children’s Museum,” said Carol Herron, Periwinkle Arts In Medicine program coordinator at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center. “The staff bring age-appropriate activities that are fun, educational and creative. Children leave the clinic with a project they are proud of and a memory of a fun day.”