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May 28

City grants $15,000 in support of performing arts

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 5:41 pm by Clay Curtin

Menlo Park is home to a diverse culture of theater and performing arts events, and the City is continuing to support these programs and events through the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts (MPGA). The grant was developed for organizations looking to perform in a professional-grade theater in effort to support the Menlo Park artistic community.

We are pleased to announce that 10 organizations have been awarded $750 to $3,000 toward subsidizing the rental cost of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (PAC) for performances from July 2018 to June 2019: Music@Menlo, Menlowe Ballet, Belle Haven Action, Magical Strings West, Golden State Youth Orchestra, Palo Alto Jazz Alliance, Circus Arts, Luna Dance Studio, Navarasa Dance Theater and Captivating Dance by Nona. This grant was created to increase the accessibility of the PAC by members of the community and to encourage the growth of local artistic groups by providing a high-quality venue at a subsidized cost. 

Performing arts are important to the community as they establish an environment that supports self-confidence, imagination and cooperation. Moreover, performing arts have a unique ability to create a sense of community by invoking a shared since of compassion and broadening audience and performers perspectives to a life beyond our daily routines. The City looks forward to welcoming each of these groups into the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center and we invite you to join us throughout the year to enjoy their spectacular performances. To stay up to date on upcoming performances, visit our online calendar and follow us on Facebook and Instagram

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