The Shubert Foundation in New York City has announced grants totaling $24 million to performing arts organizations, marking the thirty-third consecutive year the foundation has increased its grantmaking.
The grants, which range in amount from $10,000 to $325,000, will support four hundred and eighty-eight organizations in forty-six states, with a focus on professional resident or regional theaters and dance companies that develop and produce new American work. "Every organization receiving a 2015 foundation grant has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the performing arts," said Shubert Foundation board chair Philip J. Smith. "We want to help lift some of the financial burden so that the companies we support are able to focus on producing thought-provoking, relevant work for the widest possible audience."
The nation’s largest private foundation dedicated to unrestricted funding of nonprofit theaters, dance companies, professional theater training programs, and related service agencies also announced continued support for the Shubert Archive, which contains more than a century’s worth of production designs, scripts, sheet music, publicity materials, photographs, correspondence, business records, and architectural plans.
"This year we are delighted to be offering support to a record number of...performing arts organizations in locations all around the country," said Shubert Foundation board president Michael I. Sovern. "Our longstanding practice of providing help in the form of general operating support remains unchanged. We are convinced that talented artists and administrators are best able to decide how to use the funds we grant."
For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the Shubert Foundation website.