The Performing Arts League (PAL) announces that applications are now available for 2022 grants to nonprofit arts organizations for youth arts programs and scholarships to support young performers. The mission of the Performing Arts League is to support youth involvement in the performing arts throughout Chattanooga and the surrounding area. Applications can be downloaded from the PAL website: https://www.palchattanooga.org/scholarships--grants.html. Notification of awards will be made on April 30, 2022.
Performing Arts League Grants encourage the expansion and development of programs that recruit, develop or train young students for participation in all disciplines of the performing arts, including dance, theatre, and instrumental and vocal music. Grants are available to nonprofit organizations that actively support young performing artists. Organizations may submit more than one qualifying project for consideration. However, the Performing Arts League awards only one grant per organization per year. Deadline for complete Grant application submission must be received by March 15, 2022. Notification of awards will be made by April 30, 2022.
Performing Arts League Scholarships encourage participation in programs that recruit, develop or train young students in all disciplines of the performing arts, including dance, theatre, and instrumental and vocal music. Scholarships are available to individuals who are active participants in such programs. More than one student within an organization may make a scholarship request. The Performing Arts League awards only one scholarship per student per year. Deadline for complete Scholarship Application submission must be received by March 30, 2022. Notification of awards will be made by April 30, 2022.
Greg Miller, President of the Performing Arts League, comments, “Our recent Sunday Showcase celebrated Chattanooga’s talented young performers and the wide array of youth ensembles supported by PAL grants and scholarships. We look forward to receiving this year’s applications for projects that help educate and nurture these gifted and enthusiastic young artists and give them an outlet for their creative energies. We also support individual students to expand their horizons with specialized training and intensive programs that enable them to realize their goals. We are gratified that our grants and scholarships have brought meaningful opportunities to the many outstanding arts organizations and gifted young performers in our area. We encourage all who qualify to submit an application for consideration.”
The Performing Arts League (PAL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting youth involvement in the performing arts throughout Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In 2011, a group of fifteen people met to explore organizing a nonprofit corporation to benefit youth in the disciplines of theater, dance, and vocal and instrumental music. This resulted in the formation of the Performing Arts League, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to promote youth involvement in the performing arts. The Performing Arts League, Inc. has grown to over sixty members composed of women and men, including active professionals and retirees. Between May 2014 and May 2021, the Performing Arts League has awarded over $160,000 in Scholarships and Grants to individuals and to support youth arts programs in the greater Chattanooga area. Among the individuals and organizations who have received funds from the Performing Arts League are: Chattanooga Ballet, Chattanooga Theatre Centre (Youth Theatre), Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestra, Ballet Tennessee, Chattanooga Girls Choir, Chattanooga Boys Choir (Only Men Aloud), Chattanooga Clarinet Choir (Concerto Competition), The Howard School Band, String Theory, East Lake Expression Engine, Unity Performing Arts, Christian Family Theater, and the Kiwanis Club of Chattanooga (Musical Playground). For more information about the Performing Arts League and how to become a member, visit: https://www.palchattanooga.org/join-us.html