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Arts Midwest Invites Proposals for Shakespeare in American Communities Program
National Endowment for the Arts

Shakespeare in American Communities, a national theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, brings performances and educational activities to audiences across the country. The program reaches middle-and high-school students in underserved schools across the United States with high-quality professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays.

Arts Midwest invites proposals from nonprofit theater companies to present works by Shakespeare to middle- and high-school students between August 1, 2016, and July 31, 2017. Grants will be awarded to up to forty theater companies in support of performances and related educational activities for students from a minimum of ten schools . Grants of $25,000 will be awarded based on artistic excellence and merit, and grants must be matched with funds from another source on a one-to-one basis.

Applicants must be a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization or unit of state or local government; 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; have produced Shakespeare or classically based repertoire within the past five years; and have a minimum of three years' experience providing performances and educational activities to middle and/or high schools.

Complete program guidelines and application instructions are available at the Shakespeare in American Communities website.

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Deadline: 02-04-2016

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