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FSU’s Maggie Allesee Center to Receive Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Published February 10, 2023

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Florida State University’s Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for Arts Projects award of $40,000.

As MANCC approaches its 20th anniversary in the coming 2024-25 academic year, this grant will support a variety of activities that reflect upon and celebrate its impact and look towards the future. This includes a series of online facilitated gatherings, publications, and public presentations of, by and for MANCC artists, writers, archivists and cultural sector thinkers.

This grant is one of 1,251 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling nearly $28.8 million that were recently announced by the NEA as part of its first round of fiscal year 2023 grants, and represents MANCC’s 14th NEA grant since its first submission in 2006.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “Projects such as this one with MANCC strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy.”

“We are incredibly thankful for the continued support of the National Endowment for the Arts,” said Carla Peterson, Director of MANCC. “As we look to celebrate 20 years of MANCC as part of a highly ranked Research One University, this funding will ensure responsive support of an ever-evolving national dance and performance field, as we continue to bring innovative choreographers and collaborators to Tallahassee and our FSU campus.”

 MANCC, a dance and choreographic research center in the FSU School of Dance, serves as a residency incubator for guest artists at all stages of career and artistic journey to explore ideas, develop new work, and, in many cases, collaborate with students and the greater Tallahassee community. For more information, visit

For more information on other projects included in the NEA’s grant announcement, visit