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Michael R. Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, visits Moving in the Spirit.

Moving in the Spirit is thrilled to announce that we are a grantee recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen the organizational capacity and programming of small and midsize cultural organizations within Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.

Michael R. Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, visited Moving in the Spirit to celebrate our selection to the program, see a performance from our young dancers, and learn about our creative youth development initiatives.

Michael Bloomberg and Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs, speak with Moving in the Spirit students Gabby and Abigail Richards.

Through the $43 million multi-year initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide unrestricted general operating support as well as arts management training in areas that include fundraising, strategic planning, marketing and board development.

“This opportunity comes at an exciting time for our organization,” says Jaimie Hardin, board president of Moving in the Spirit. “We are breaking ground in October on a new 21,500 square ft. facility which will allow us to double our programming capacity and serve as a vital resource for Atlanta’s dance community. The operating support and training provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies will be vital as we move into our next phase of growth.”

You can learn more about the initiative and the other deserving Atlanta grantees at Bloomberg.org.

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