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Shubert Foundation: Dance, Arts Organizations, and Education Grants

Deadline: October 17, 2016

The Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing live performing arts, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance. The Foundation provides general operating support to professional resident theatre and dance companies, as well as some arts-related organizations that help support their development. The Foundation also supports program areas of arts related organizations and education, but these areas are smaller than those of theatre and dance and necessarily limited. The Foundation is currently accepting application for the following categories:

  • Dance: The Shubert Foundation views dance as a critical art form, one that is closely related to theatre.
  • Arts organizations: Grants to organizations that help support the development of theatre and dance are based principally on an assessment of their work, as demonstrated by past and current performance. Impact, administrative strength, and fiscal stability are factored into each evaluation.
  • Education: A limited number of grants are made to graduate drama departments of private universities. These departments are evaluated principally in terms of their ability to train and develop theatre artists.

Amount: Annual giving is $22,495,000 with grants ranging $10,000-$250,000 and averaging $10,000-$75,000. Applicants may not request a specific grant amount; if the foundation decides to fund an organization, it will also determine the amount of the grant.

Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations that have an established artistic and administrative track record, as well as a history of fiscal responsibility. Giving is on a national basis.

Link: http://www.shubertfoundation.org/default.asp

Note: The Foundation has a separate deadline for professional producing theatre companies on December 1, 2016.

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