PERFORMING ARTS LEAGUE OF CHATTANOOGA AWARDS $16,100 IN GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2022 TO SUPPORT YOUTH INVOLVEMENT IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Performing Arts League (PAL) announces 2022 Grants and Scholarships awards totaling $16,100 to support youth involvement in the performing arts. This year, PAL awarded Grants to eleven area non-profit arts organizations to fund instrumental, vocal, dance and theater programs in support of arts programs that recruit, develop and train young performers. PAL also awarded Scholarships to sixteen aspiring high school performers to encourage their development and training in the instrumental, vocal, dance and theatrical arts.
Greg Miller, President of the Performing Arts League, comments, “The mission of the Performing Arts League is to promote youth involvement in the performing arts. We do this by 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 many positive and creative ways. After two difficult years for the performing arts, we consider our support for these students essential to the growth and well-being of our community. We are pleased to be able to fund these outstanding projects and individual young performers and encourage their aspirations. We look forward to continuing this important work in the future and invite others to join us.”
2022 Grant Recipients: Center for Creative Arts, Chattanooga Ballet (Dance); Central High School, Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestra, East Lake Expression Engine, Hixson High School Band, String Theory (Instrumental); Chattanooga Theatre Centre, Christian Family Theater Youth Theater (Theater) Chattanooga Boys Choir, Chattanooga Girls Choir (Vocal).
2022 Scholarship Recipients: Abigail Anselmi, Jubilee Elliott, Elise Giles, Isabella Moore, Layla Reed, Alezah Trimble (Dance); Ronaldo Lorenzo, Axel Gonzalez-Matul, Jasper Sewell, Juan Velasquez-Varga, Harrison Wells (Instrumental); Nadia Giles (Theater); Julian Arellano (Vocal).
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 2022, the Performing Arts League has awarded over $176,000 in Scholarships and Grants to individuals and to support non-profit youth arts programs in the greater Chattanooga area. Among the individuals and organizations who have received funds from the Performing Arts League are: Ballet Tennessee, Central High School, Chattanooga Ballet, Chattanooga Boys Choir (Only Men Aloud), Chattanooga Clarinet Choir (Concerto Competition), Chattanooga Girls Choir, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras, Chattanooga Theatre Centre (Youth Theatre), Christian Family Theater, East Lake Expression Engine, Hixson High School Band, Howard School Band, Kiwanis Club of Chattanooga (Musical Playground), String Theory (Outreach Program), and Unity Performing Arts. For more information about the Performing Arts League and how to donate or become a member, visit: https://www.palchattanooga.org/