PERFORMING ARTS LEAGUE OF CHATTANOOGA AWARDS $11,600 IN GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2021 TO SUPPORT YOUTH INVOLVEMENT IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
At PAL's annual meeting and luncheon at The Walden Club on Tuesday, May 18, the Grants & Scholarships Committee presented Sammie Waller of East Lake Expression Engine with a grant for their 2021 summer program. Photo L-R: Suzanne Ford, Bette Malone, Linda Thompson, Sammie Waller (East Lake Expression Engine), Greg Miller (PAL President). Karen Smith, Patricia Daniel
The Performing Arts League (PAL) announces the recipients of their 2021 Grants and Scholarships awards totaling $11,600 to support youth involvement in the performing arts. This year, PAL received seven applications from area organizations and awarded six grants to encourage the expansion and development of youth arts programs that recruit, develop or train young students. Scholarships were awarded to two young performers to encourage their further development and training.
Greg Miller, President of the Performing Arts League, comments, “The mission of the PerformingArtsLeagueistopromoteyouthinvolvementinthePerformingArts. Wedothisby supporting meaningful projects and opportunities for young performing artists both individually and as part of a group experience. Over the years, we have been blessed to witness how these opportunities can change lives and impact our community in such positive ways. Especially during this difficult year, we consider our support for these students essential to the growth and well-being of our community. We are pleased that we were able to fund these outstanding projects, and we look forward to continuing this important work in the future.”
2021 Grant Recipients: East Lake Expression Engine, String Theory (Instrumental); Chattanooga Boys Choir, Chattanooga Girls Choir (Vocal); Chattanooga Ballet (Dance); Christian Family Theater Youth Theater (Theater).
2021 Scholarship Recipients: Louise Howard (Instrumental); Harrison Wells (Dance)
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 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 2014 and April 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 Orchestras, 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/