The new program will provide grants of of $65,000 to $130,000 to organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to equity.
3 years after shutdown, despite some encouraging signs, most U.S. theatres are struggling to get audiences to commit.
The Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account, which tracks the annual economic impact of U.S. arts and cultural production, has recorded areas of loss and growth during the pandemic.
Among the grants are nearly 300 for theatre organizations, earmarked for a total of more than $3.2 million.
If confirmed, Lowe will be the first Native American head of the NEA, and Jackson the first African American and Mexican American to lead the NEA.
Grants for Arts Projects awards span multiple disciplines, including theatre and musical theatre, and range from $10,000 to $100,000.
Growing calls for government arts support are welcome, even if the historical model of the 1930s is an imprecise analogy.
From a survey of successful efforts, the endowment outlines recommendations for creating and sharing (mostly) live art during the pandemic.
The 2020 recipients include 12 high school student composers from across the U.S.
From Jenny Lind’s first U.S. tour to the founding of the Native ensemble Red Earth Performing Arts, September has been a busy theatre month.