Grants for Ballet

Ballet is one dance that is hard to master. Individuals who mastered this classical art form have dedicated most of their time training and dancing ballet. Every movement in ballet needs precision and thus, more time for practice and training. Since you will need more practice sessions, it is normal that individuals who want to become good in ballet should spend money for it, even for the production.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ballet patrons who give out grants for ballet. These foundations or organizations support performances and trainings for aspiring ballet dancers and dancers in training.

Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation

The Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation aims to provide support for charitable as well as educational ideas. They are offering grants for ballet to private, non-profit organizations and even to those public tax exempt institutions and organizations provided that they operate in the United States. The cash assistance that the foundation provides are not to be used for building construction, renovation or maintenance, expenses in the administration and office. It is not also for health or even medical research. The assistance in the form of grants is for organizations and not for individuals.

The foundation is aiming to safeguard and care for the dance‚Äôs history and tradition while at the same time heartening its growth and improvement. Financially speaking, the grants are given for the benefit of ballet in terms of the following: ballet performance, school scholarships and endowment funds, education, community outreach programs, ballet film archives (its preservation and presentation), publications for ballet, classic ballets revival, ballet costumes, ballet sets, Rudolf Nureyev’s choreography and new choreography for ballet.

Interested ballet organizations or the like may visit or call 312-649-070 for more details. Application deadline is on July 31 of every year. All applications must be mailed to:

311 W. Superior Street, Suite 525,
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Nebraska Arts Council

The Nebraska Arts Council is awarding grants for the arts such as ballet particularly to Nebraska organizations (must be abiding the Section 501 (c) 3), religious organizations, divisions of government and schools. The NAC has different categories and you can check them out in their website at or you can email them at The application process is also done online. The deadlines for the grants are on October 1 every year for the projects from January 1 to June 30, 2011 and March 1 for those that will occur on 1 to June 30 is on March 1. The cash assistance varies depending on the category you applied for.

Nebraska Arts Council
1004 Farnam Street,
Omaha, NE 68102

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