Shubert Foundation: Theatre Grants
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 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. Emphasis is placed upon a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Amount: Grants range between $10,000-$325,000 and average $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 with an annual operating budget of $150,000 or higher. Organizations should have an established artistic and administrative track record, as well as a history of fiscal responsibility. Giving is on a national basis.
Note: Audited financial statements are typically required in order to be eligible for funding. However, the Foundation recognizes that many organizations are still working through the effects of the pandemic on their operations and missions, and in consideration of an audit’s added cost and effort, the audit requirement for any organization with an operating budget of $750,000 or below has been suspended for the 2022-23 Application Cycle.
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