NEA Announces $20.4 Million in Grants

Classic Arts News   NEA Announces $20.4 Million in Grants
The National Endowment of the Arts has announced the recipients of 844 grants, including dance groups, orchestra, and opera companies, for the 2006 fiscal year. The grants total $20.4 million.

Most of the funds were distributed through the Access to Artistic Exellence program, which supports the creation and presentation of dance, music, visual arts, literature, and other arts. Approximately $1 million of the grants were through the Literature Fellowship program, which supports writers directly.

The grants include:

—$100,000 to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for a 15-week tour.

—$20,000 to Ballet Hispanico for a collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.

—$30,000 to Boston Ballet for a new work by Mark Morris set to music by Alexander Glazunov.

—$100,000 to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for a revival of Cunningham's 1959 Rune and a new evening-length work by the choreographer.

—$20,000 to Houston Ballet for a new work by associate choreographer Christopher Bruce.

—$10,000 to the American Symphony Orchestra for the U.S. premieres of Alexander Dargomyzhsky's The Stone Guest and other rare works.

—$75,000 to the Boston Symphony for its series of works by Beethoven and Schoenberg.

—$20,000 to the Houston Symphony for a new work by Pierre Jalbert.

—$50,000 to the Seattle Symphony for a festival of music from Central and Eastern Europe.

—$22,500 to Glimmerglass Opera for its new production of Janšcek's Jenufa.

—$20,000 to Los Angeles Opera for a new production of Humperdinck's H‹nsel und Gretel.

—$100,000 to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a new production of Gluck's Iphig_nie en Tauride.

—$100,000 to the Metropolitan Opera for its new production of Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa.

—$20,000 to Minnesota Opera for a new production of Mercadante's Orazi e Curiazi.

—$50,000 to Opera Theatre of St. Louis for the premiere of David Carlson's Anna Karenina.

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