Making A Difference Dancing Rhythms Organization, the non-profit arm of M.A.D.D. Rhythms announced the recipients of the 2021 Individual Tap Artist Grant, a monetary grant for Chicago-based artists who exhibit exceptional skill and dedication to the art of tap dance. The Individual Tap Artist Grant is a flexible $5,000 annual grant and is designed to conform to the financial needs of the selected artists. "We appreciate the Martha Struthers Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation for making these grants possible. This support offers dancers the opportunity to explore Tap for themselves, increase their knowledge of its history and enhance their skills," said Executive Director Bril Barrett.
This year’s recipients are Ivy Anderson, Tristan Bruns, Andrew Carr, Starinah “Star” Dixon, Alexandrya Fryson, Donnetta “LilBit” Jackson and MollySute.