Miami City Ballet was recently informed that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded the Company $50,000 for direct support through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
The funds will go to add an additional workweek for all MCB dancers. As part of a 25% reduction in Miami City Ballet’s budget, the Company had cut the number of contract weeks for dancers from 38 to 35 for the upcoming season. This grant award allows for the addition of another workweek, providing dancers with a total of 36 paid weeks.
“This is an example of how our government’s economic stimulus funds are helping to offset the negative impact that the recession is having on artists. We appreciate the work that the NEA has done to help us during these difficult times,” said Edward Villella, Founding Artistic Director, Miami City Ballet.
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