The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help support Dance @ The Wallis during the 2022/2023 Season. Dance @ The Wallis provides an artistic home for diverse local dance companies, both emerging and established, as well as national and international companies, enabling audiences to experience a broad range of dance styles throughout The Wallis season. Dance @ The Wallis is among 1,125 projects across America approved to jointly receive more than $26.6 million in support during a second round of Grants for Arts Projects funding in fiscal year 2022. This is the fifth time Dance @ The Wallis has received an NEA grant.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts and cultural organizations throughout the nation with these grants, including The Wallis, providing opportunities for all of us to live artful lives,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “The arts contribute to our individual well-being, the well-being of our communities, and to our local economies. The arts are also crucial to helping us make sense of our circumstances from different perspectives as we emerge from the pandemic and plan for a shared new normal informed by our examined experience.”
“The Wallis is honored to receive this grant from the National Endowment for the Arts,” says Rachel Fine, The Wallis’ Executive Director and CEO. “Consistent NEA support over the past five years has helped enable The Wallis to establish itself as an indispensable home for dance in Los Angeles. In particular, The Wallis is dedicated to ensuring that Los Angeles-based dance companies have a local, state-of-the-art space in which to present their craft. The breadth of the stage in our 500-seat Bram Goldsmith Theater allows dancers to do their best work while also connecting with audiences in an intimate space. The NEA’s consistent investment in The Wallis cannot be underestimated, especially while we’re all recovering from the global pandemic. To continue nurturing dance in its myriad styles in Los Angeles at the highest level, it’s critical we remain in a position to support local artists consistently from year to year. The grant also underscores The Wallis’ longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access to curating our programming and numerous education programs tied to it, which serve thousands of students and adults annually.”