Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey to Receive $20,000 Grant
from the National Endowment for the Arts
Kansas City, MO— Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey has been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support Arts Education. This project will support AileyCamp and AileyCamp The Group programs. Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey’s project is among the more than 1,100 projects across America totaling nearly $27 million that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2021 funding.
“As the country and the arts sector begin to imagine returning to a post-pandemic world, the National Endowment for the Arts is proud to announce funding that will help arts organizations such as Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey reengage fully with partners and audiences,” said NEA Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “Although the arts have sustained many during the pandemic, the chance to gather with one another and share arts experiences is its own necessity and pleasure.”
The Arts Education project will support Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey AileyCamp and AileyCamp the Group programs occurring between June 1, 2021, to May 31, 2022. AileyCamp is an all-day summer camp for up to 200 underserved youth ages 11 through 14 that introduces students to excellence in modern, jazz, ballet, and tap dance. AileyCamp The Group offers students ages 12 through 19 the opportunity to continue their dance training and performance year-round until they graduate from high school.
“Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey is grateful for the generous support from the NEA that will allow us to offer AileyCamp to youth in Kansas City this summer where we will continue to use the power of dance to enrich and positively impact the lives of children,”remarked KCFAA CEO Melanie Miller.
For more information on the projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.