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Municipality Announces Anchorage Arts Grants Awardees


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ANCHORAGE – Today, Mayor Berkowitz and the Anchorage Municipal Arts Advisory Commission announced the recipients of the 2017 Anchorage Art Grants. The Arts Advisory Commission reviewed grantee applications in a three day presentation and deliberation process before submitting recommendations.

 

“Arts organizations have a critical role in forging community identity and building a vibrant, thoughtful, and joyous Anchorage,” stated Mayor Berkowitz.

 

This year’s recipients are:

 

Alaska Dance Theater

$5,705

Bringing together students and adults alike through the art of dance.

Alaska Native Heritage Center

$8,150

Cultural center featuring Alaska’s Indigenous people.

Alaska Sound Celebration

$4,075

Alaska’s premier women’s acappella chorus.

Alaska String Camps

$2,853

Providing unique orchestral experiences for violin, viola, cello and bass students in Alaska.

Alaska Chamber Singers

$3,260

Anchorage's foremost choral ensemble.

Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy

$8,150

Anchorage dance education center for children, teens and adults.

Anchorage Community Theatre

$8,965

Building community through theatre.

Anchorage Concert Association

$11,410

Presenting internationally acclaimed artists in Alaska.

Anchorage Concert Chorus

$6,113

Fostering excellence in choral music through world-class vocal performance, community events, and music education.

Anchorage Symphony Orchestra

$10,595

Influencing the musical and artistic standards of symphonic music performance and education throughout our community and our state.

Anchorage Opera Company

$11,410

To bring innovation and creative culture to Alaska through opera.

Asian Alaska Cultural Center

$5,705

A comprehensive umbrella organization for the Pacific Rim ethnic groups in Alaska.

Cyrano’s

$8,150

Cyrano's performers, technicians, directors and designers are dedicated to bringing the absolute best theatre to Anchorage audiences.

Music Machine

$4,075

Making the positive experience of active involvement in the performing arts available to all interested children.

 

“The Arts Grants integrate the arts into the community. These grants help local arts organizations with their core programs. It’s exciting to be able to bring the Municipality’s support to the arts,” said Chairwoman Mary Elizabeth Rider.

 

For more information, contact George Martinez at (907) 343-7108.

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