Northrop To Receive $40,000 Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts

Northrop To Receive $40,000 Grant From The National Endowment For The ArtsNational Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has 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 grant of $40,000 to Northrop for community engagement activities. 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 Northrop, 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," Chu said. "At the NEA, we believe that all people should have access to the joy, opportunities and connections the arts bring."

Northrop Director Christine Tschida said the Art Works grant will be used to help foster younger generations' appreciation of dance and other performing arts. "We are thrilled to have the Northrop Dance Season--and our work to introduce young students to dance--be recognized by the NEA," Tschida said.

Northrop's Arts Work grant is to be used to support audience engagement activities as part of the Northrop Dance Season from January to June 2018. This includes family programming, school matinees, master classes, pre-performance discussions with visiting artists, film series, and reduced-cost tickets for families, students and underserved community groups to performances.

Northrop already presented Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Jan 27 and will present Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo's Romeo and Juliet by choreographer Jean Christophe-Maillot Feb 27-28; Company Wang Ramirez's Borderline Mar 3; Houston Ballet's Swan Lake with live orchestra Apr 7-8; KEIGWIN + Company Celebrates Bernstein featuring the University Symphony Orchestra April 14; and Alonzo King LINES Ballet's mixed repertory May 1.

For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit


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