Shakespeare Productions for Underserved Middle and High School Students Grant Program

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Subject: Education, Literary Education, Cultural Education
Deadline: Feb. 2, 2017

"Shakespeare in American Communities is a national theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest bringing performances and educational activities to audiences across the country. The program supports high-quality, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays for middle- and high-school students in underserved schools throughout the United States. Arts Midwest invites proposals from theater companies to perform works by Shakespeare for middle- and high-school students between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018. Grants will be awarded to up to 40 theater companies to support performances and educational activities for students from 10 or more schools. Applicant review will be based on artistic excellence and merit."

Funder: The National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest
Eligibility: "Applicants must:

  • Be a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization or unit of state or local government.
  • Have produced Shakespeare or classically-based repertoire within the past five years.
  • Have a minimum of three years' experience providing performances and educational activities to middle and/or high schools.
  • Be a U.S.-based theater company that compensates all professional performers and related or supporting professional personnel at no less than the prevailing minimum compensation."

Amount: $25,000
Contact: Link.