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Shubert Foundation: Theatre Grants

Deadline: December 1, 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 considers the following when awarding theatre grants: Theatres are evaluated based on an assessment of each organization’s operation and its contribution to the field. Artistic achievement, administrative strength, and fiscal stability are factored into each evaluation, as is the company’s development of new work and other significant contributions to the field of professional theatre in the U.S.

Amount: The annual giving is $22,495,000 with grants ranging between $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 for Dance, Arts Related Organizations, and Education applications on October 17, 2016.

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