National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017, including an Art Works grant of $30,000 to Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College to support residencies and performances by a number of artists coming to the Hop in 2017.
The Art Works category focuses 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 the strengthening of communities through the arts.
“The arts are for all of us, and by supporting organizations such as the Hopkins Center, the National Endowment for the Arts is providing more opportunities for the public to engage with the arts,” said Chu. “Whether in a theater, a town square, a museum or a hospital, the arts are everywhere and make our lives richer.”
The award to the Hop is under the category “Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works,” and will support residencies, performances and related activities by theater and multidisciplinary artists, musicians, composers, choreographers and dancers.
Events and participating artists include Layla and Majnun, by Mark Morris Dance Group and the Silk Road Ensemble, January 6 and 7; and Dorrance Dance and partners Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely’s The Blues Project, April 7 and 8.
“We are excited to receive this important affirmation of the Hopkins Center’s excellence as we serve the needs of the campus and Upper Valley community with extraordinary music and dance,” said Hop Programming Director Margaret Lawrence. “Bringing the most remarkable performers in the world to Hanover to share diverse, unforgettable moments with our audiences is our great honor.”
For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.