31 Oct NEWS: Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to Indianapolis Ballet
Major Gift to Benefit New Professional Ballet Company’s Moving Forward Capital Campaign, Bolstering Preparations for January Launch and February Mainstage Debut
INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, October 31, 2017) – Indianapolis Ballet is making substantial progress with the $1.2 million Moving Forward campaign establishing the launch of its company, the first professional ballet company to call Indianapolis home in over a decade. A grant in the amount of $500,000 has just been announced by the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation to support the campaign and the mission and work of Indianapolis Ballet.
“We thank the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation for this grant which supports our efforts in providing a resident ballet company that will complete the cultural landscape of Indianapolis,” said Indianapolis Ballet Founding Artistic Director Victoria Lyras. “This award fulfills a major part of a capital campaign with a vision for a professional company that will offer the excellence and artistry our city and region deserve.”
Indianapolis Ballet is gaining momentum for its January 2018 launch and February mainstage debut at The Toby at Newfields, with preparations for the remainder of 2017 including the continued recruitment of talent for both the professional company and its apprentice program. For more details on Indianapolis Ballet, please visit www.indyballet.org/company.
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