The Lied Center is one of six performing arts presenters to receive planning grants from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund to fund programs designed to build adult audiences.
The Lied Center received $14, 860 to partner with the State Ballet of Missouri and the Gem Theatre Cultural and Performing Arts Center, both in Kansas City, Mo., to plan a residency program involving Donald Byrd/The Group.
Choreographer Donald Byrd will collaborate with jazz composers -- musicians Max Roach, Vernon Reid and Geri Allen -- to create "Jazz Train," a new work that fuses jazz, dance and visual art.
The Lied Center will work with civic and community groups to attract culturally diverse audiences drawn from a wide demographic range.
Other groups to receive the grants are Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; Dance Theater Workshop, New York City; Junebug Productions, New Orleans; Palm Beach Community College/Duncan Theatre, Lake Worth, Fla.; and Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale, Ariz.