January 11, 2022

National Endowment for the Arts awards grants to 39 Minnesota organizations

The National Endowment for the Arts has approved a $15,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to Ananya Dance Theatre. The grant will support the creation and production of Nūn Gherāo, the company’s work of contemporary dance theater that will premiere in September 2022.

Nūn Gherāo is among 1,248 projects across America, totaling $28,840,000, that were selected to receive this first round of 2022 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects category. The national awards include $979,000 to 39 Minnesota organizations. A complete list of grantees is here

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects like this one from Ananya Dance Theatre that help support the community’s creative economy,” said NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers. “Ananya Dance Theatre in St. Paul-Minneapolis is among the arts organizations nationwide that are using the arts as a source of strength, a path to well-being, and providing access and opportunity for people to connect and find joy through the arts.”

“We are grateful for the vote of confidence in our work that this grant represents,” said Gary Peterson, managing director of Ananya Dance Theatre. “We are very proud to be counted among the Minnesota arts organizations that carry the imprimatur of our national arts agency on behalf of the American people.”