StateraArts is thrilled to announce that we have partnered with the Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts (PAAL) to offer the first ever PAAL-Statera Match Grant. This new award has been given to The New Harmony Project, an organization dedicated to writers. Its site beautifully sums up this commitment, stating that "For more than three decades, The New Harmony Project has lifted up optimistic, hopeful stories of strength, courage, and the resiliency of the human spirit."
The New Harmony Project's commitment to uplifting new work with a focus on inclusive and collaborative practices - including support for parent artists - makes its programming a robust and well-fit recipient for the first PAAL-Statera match grant.
The New Harmony Project has decades of established family and caregiver support within their institution. In addition to financial support, The New Harmony Project provides family friendly accommodations and flexible rehearsal schedules to aid parent writers and artists when available.
With parent artistic and executive directors at the helm, caregiver support has been informed by leadership's understanding of the importance for parent artists to immerse themselves in professional communities for increased opportunity and development. New Harmony Project’s all-family support for multi-disciplinary professional development excited us because of the impact this commitment has on freelance artists in search of an inclusive arts community.
With their decades of supporting new work and commitment to formalizing parent support, PAAL and StateraArts look forward to providing a platform for The New Harmony Project to continue their institutional support of freelance artists, impacting the work created by parents and care-givers, and making possible written stories that represent the full scope of human experience.
*A NOTE ON INCLUSION AT STATERA
Women: Statera recognizes the limiting nature of the binary use of woman. We serve and welcome anyone on the gender spectrum who identifies either always or some of the time as a woman. We also serve and welcome those who identify as non-binary.
Intersectionality: StateraArts works through an intersectional lens for gender parity. We understand and acknowledge that systems of oppression and discrimination are interdependent and span all social categorizations such as race, class, gender, ability, religion, parental status, size, age, and sexual orientation as they apply to a given individual or group. Addressing one spoke of systematic discrimination or disadvantage means holistically addressing them all.