Brooklyn, NY – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $25,000 to Roulette for GENERATE. The Art Works category focuses on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.
“The arts are for all of us, and by supporting organizations such as Roulette, the National Endowment for the Arts is providing more opportunities for the public to engage with the arts,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Whether in a theater, a town square, a museum, or a hospital, the arts are everywhere and make our lives richer.”
Roulette Managing Director Jamie Burns, stated: “Roulette is thrilled to have received a 2017 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support our GENERATE program. GENERATE provides artists with the time, space, means, and technical support they need to conceive, develop, and execute complex works of music, dance, and intermedia art in our space. We are incredibly grateful and excited about the productions that this grant will make possible.”
Designed to assist artists in the creation and presentation of new works through commissioning fees, rehearsal space, production support, technical assistance, publicity, and documentation of their work, the GENERATE program supports composers, choreographers, and multidisciplinary artists who are-shaping today’s theatrical environment and expanding the definition of performance art. Past GENERATE artists include William Parker, Jennifer Choi, Jen Shyu, TIGUE, and Gelsey Bell.