The Performing Arts League (PAL) announces that applications are now available for 2021 grants to 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, 2021.
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 organizations that actively support young performing artists. More than one project within the organization may qualify for a grant request. 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, 2021. Notification of awards will be made by April 30, 2021.
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, 2021. Notification of awards will be made by April 30, 2021.
Greg Miller, President of the Performing Arts League, comments, “This has been a challenging year for anyone involved in the performing arts. Not only have performances been restricted, but even rehearsing has become problematic. Local youth-involved performing arts programs, however, have proven resilient. This was evident in the performances shown as part of our “Virtual Showcase,” the online event presented recently by The Performing Arts League and the UTC Department of the Performing Arts. Although our ability to raise funds has been severely reduced due to the pandemic, we do have an opportunity to provide limited support this year. We encourage all who qualify to submit an application for consideration.”
The Performing Arts League 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 whose mission is to promote youth involvement in the performing arts. The Performing Arts League, Inc. is composed of a varied group of people interested in the arts, including active professionals and retirees. Between 2014 and 2020, the Performing Arts League awarded over $150,000 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/