In February, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018.
Included in this announcement is an Art Works – Arts Education grant to BalletRox for a community dance program for Boston youth.
The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.
“It is energizing to see the impact that the arts are making throughout the United States. These NEA-supported projects, such as this one to BalletRox, are good examples of how the arts build stronger and more vibrant communities, improve well-being, prepare our children to succeed, and increase the quality of our lives,” says NEA Chairman Jane Chu.
“At the National Endowment for the Arts, we believe that all people should have access to the joy, opportunities and connections the arts bring.”
“BalletRox is honored to be among the organizations selected for excellence in arts education and youth empowerment,” says Board President Carol Knox. “Hundreds of Boston youth in our public schools and communities will benefit from this critical support.”