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Viola Farber Award

The Viola Farber Award was established and is supported, in part, by a multi-year gift from 2010 Dance Grantee Pam Tanowitz in memory of dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director Viola Farber, who served on FCA’s Board of Directors (1969-1988). This $45,000 award was endowed by FCA with proceeds raised at its 60th Anniversary Gala. It is made annually through FCA’s Grants to Artists program to a dancer working in New York City in recognition of outstanding achievement that reflects Farber’s innovative artistry and dedication. The inaugural award was made in 2024.

The Viola Farber Award is administered by a confidential nomination and selection process. Applications and unsolicited nominations are not accepted.

Viola Farber Award

Viola Farber, Photo © Jack Mitchell