NEA Awards TGF $15K

Los Angeles, CA — National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of  $15,000 to The Gabriella Foundation for its Everybody Dance! In/After-School Dance Program. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grant-making program. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of grant-making, and will award 977 grants in this category.

“These awards, reaching every corner of the United States, are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Organizations such as The Gabriella Foundation are giving people in their community the opportunity to learn, create, and be inspired.”

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with the NEA and are truly grateful for its support of and confidence in our work,” said Executive Director Julia Miele.

Since 2000, The Gabriella Foundation has been transforming lives and communities through the power of dance. Today, TGF is reaching more underserved Los Angeles youth than ever, with a goal of serving 6,000 students by 2020. In its award-winning Everybody Dance! after-school program, students work toward technical mastery of specific dance forms by attending multi-level classes that meet twice weekly. Everybody Dance! in-school, a pathway to the after-school program, provides a creative outlet for students during the school day and uses dance as a tool for learning by incorporating movement into academic curriculum. In both models, professional dance instructors inspire students to achieve their very best by teaching life skills and instilling self-confidence, creative exploration, and a commitment to dance.

For more information on this National Endowment for the Arts grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.

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