supporting education and performing arts projects

Current Projects

The Anika James Library and Centers for Learning at Lide in Haiti

The Anika James Foundation is supporting Lide in Haiti through a grant that will provide Centers for Learning offering subject specific tutoring, a text-book library, workshops in learning skills, and opportunities for older youth to support the learning of younger members of their community through the service of tutoring and mentoring. The Lidè Foundation promotes educational initiatives for adolescent girls and women who have been denied equal access to quality education. Founded by actor...

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The Emerging Artists Grant At Durham Arts Council

The Anika James Foundation is partnering with the Durham Arts Council to provide a grant to an emerging artist who focuses on the performing arts. The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program at the Durham Arts Council in Durham, North Carolina. The program provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. While the grants to individual artists have always been relatively modest,...

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Anika James Performing Arts Scholarship for NATS Competitors

This scholarship has been established to promote young female singers who participate in the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition.  It is offered to female competitors in the Music Theater Competition. Anika participated in this competition in 2006 when she was only 14 years old.  She received high marks for a first-time participant and was selected to compete in the finals. Every year during the NATS competition those who place highest in their respective...

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