Grant Opportunity

Grant for Young, Local Dance Artists

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The Anzia Fund, is proud to announce the second annual, unrestricted grant for young dance artists.

The Anzia Fund was created in memory of the late teacher, choreographer, arts advocate and Artistic Director, Anzia Arsenault, whose former students continue her teaching and nurturing tradition across the nation and the world.

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GRANT AMOUNT: $500.00 – The funds are totally unrestricted and may be used for any sort of project including production, education, and travel or to purchase equipment.

ELIGIBILITY: Applications are open to young dancers and / or choreographers of any dance discipline age 13 – 19 at the time of application and currently residing in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco or Polk Counties.

GRANT PERIOD: Project must occur between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2016,


Applicants should submit:

* A title page including the applicants name, address, email, phone, and birthdate.
* A maximum 400-word narrative explaining how the funds will be used and the effect of the grant on your work as a dance artist.
* A short outline budget showing how the funds will be used as well as other expenses involved.
*Letters of recommendation (3 max) and any documentation of acceptance and / or scholarship into any program that is a part of this project.
* A brief current resume that preferably includes links to video and / or still photos on line.

SUBMISSION: The preferred method is via email to The alterative method via US Mail to:

The Anzia Fund
Box 18967
Tampa, FL 33679

A panel of a minimum of five judges including many former students and associates will review the applications. The grant recipient will be announced no later than June 20, 2016.

Within 30 days of the end of the grant period, the artist should submit a brief impact statement, not to exceed one page.

Anzia Kubicek Arsenault was the Artistic Director of The Tampa Ballet from 1964 to 1984 and founded the Dance Program at the University of Tampa. She served on the Board of Directors of the State Dance Association of Florida and the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association and was active in the Association of American Dance Companies. Gifts to The Anzia Fund are tax deductible. More information on the Fund.