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[DanceNet] NEA grant recipients

Congratulations to the spring 2013 NEA Art Works grant recipients whose work includes dance.  Art Works grants “support 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.”

Artist Trust (aka Artist Trust)
To support career training and resources via the Artist Trust Satellite Program. A program of Artist Trust's Creative Career Center, this project offers training statewide through free workshops and webinars on topics important to artists such as grant writing, legal issues, residencies, and healthcare.

Cultural Development Authority of King County (aka 4Culture)
To support the Site Specific Program, an annual series of performances and exhibitions created for a variety of community settings throughout King County. The project will focus on historic sites and support collaborative relationships between King County-based artists and site owners to interpret the history and/or architecture of the selected site.

Seattle Theatre Group (aka STG)
To support multidisciplinary presentations through Art in the Community. The project will include performances and accompanying educational and outreach activities by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and NEA Jazz Master Ornette Coleman, as well as a production of Infernal Comedy featuring John Malkovich.

Theatre Puget Sound (aka TPS)
To support Arts Crush. Theater Puget Sound will provide audience engagement and collaborative marketing tools for the regional arts community.

Town Hall Association (aka Town Hall Seattle)
To support the Global Rhythms world music and dance series. Performance and engagement activities will reflect on the oral-historian tradition among musicians from various cultures and will feature artists such as Big Chief Donald Harrison, Jr.(U.S.), Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Dance Ensemble (U.S.), Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares (Bulgaria), Máire Ni Chathasaigh (Ireland), Paris Combo (France), and Juan Pablo Jofre (Argentina).

University of Washington
To support the Transforming Communities: Reaching Across from Within multidisciplinary series. The project will include performances, participatory residencies, open rehearsals, student performances, and forums from artists including Buika, the Nile Project, Cloudgate Dance Theater of Taiwan, and the Soweto Gospel Choir.

Velocity Dance Center (aka Velocity)
To support Maximum Velocity, a dance intensive consisting of two summer programs: Strictly Seattle and the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation. Participants will engage in four weeks of education, creation, performance, inquiry, professional development, community participation, and exchange.