The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is the recipient of 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 a variety of local, emerging and established dance companies, as well as national and international companies, allowing audiences to experience a wide 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 in a second round of arts project grant funding in fiscal year 2022. This is the fifth time that Dance @ The Wallis has received a grant from the NEA.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts and cultural organizations across the country with these grants, including The Wallis, providing each of us with the opportunity to live an artistic life,” said the president of the NEA, Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “The arts contribute to our individual well-being, to the well-being of our communities and to our local economies. The arts are also essential in helping us make sense of our situation 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,” said Rachel Fine, Executive Director and CEO of The Wallis. “NEA’s continued support over the past five years has established The Wallis as an indispensable home for dance in Los Angeles. In particular, The Wallis is committed to ensuring that dance companies based in Los Angeles have a local, state-of-the-art space to showcase their art in. The expansive stage of our 500-seat Bram Goldsmith Theater allows dancers to perform at their best while connecting with the audience in an intimate space. NEA’s continued investment in The Wallis cannot be understated, especially as we all recover from the global pandemic. To continue to nurture dance – in its myriad styles – to Los Angeles at the highest level, it is essential that we remain able to support local artists consistently year after year.The grant also underscores The Wallis’ long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access to the preservation of our programming and many related educational programs, which serve thousands of students and adults each year. »
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About the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts:
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is a vibrant cultural center and community resource where local, national and international artists share their art with an ever-expanding audience. The campus, located in the heart of Beverly Hills, California, is committed to delivering robust and distinctive educational presentations and programs, curated with both creativity and social impact in mind. Distinguished by its eclectic programming that reflects the diverse landscape of Los Angeles and its location in the entertainment capital of the world, The Wallis has produced and presented more than 300 programs of dance, theater, opera, classical music, film and family since the opening of its doors. in October 2013. Hailed as “in the know” (LaLa Magazine), The Wallis has been hailed by Culture Vulture, which proclaims, “If you like to expect the unexpected in the performing arts, you gotta like The Wallis. ” Its programming has been nominated for 79 Ovation Awards and nine LA Drama Critic’s Circle Awards. The campus itself, a breathtaking 70,000 square foot facility celebrating the classic and the modern, has won six architectural awards. Designed by renowned architect Zoltan E. Pali (SPF: architects), the restored building includes the original 1933 Beverly Hills Post Office (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), which serves as the theater’s dramatic yet welcoming lobby, and includes the contemporary 500-seat, state-of-the-art Bram Goldsmith Theatre; the 150-seat Lovelace Studio Theater; an inviting outdoor space for family, community and other performances; and GRoW @ The Wallis: a space for arts education, where learning opportunities abound for all ages and backgrounds. Together, these elements embrace the city’s history and future, creating a performing arts destination for visitors and residents of the Los Angeles area. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is led by Chairman of the Board Michael Nemeroff and Executive Director and CEO Rachel Fine.
For more information on The Wallis, please visit: TheWallis.org.