Arts Midwest Invites Proposals for Shakespeare in American Communities Program
Shakespeare in American Communities

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 provides middle- and high-school students in underserved schools across the country with professional, high-quality productions of Shakespeare’s plays.

Arts Midwest is inviting proposals from nonprofit theater companies to perform works by Shakespeare for middle- and high-school students between August 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016. Grants will be awarded to up to forty theater companies to support performances and related educational activities for students from a minimum of ten schools. Applicant review will be based on artistic excellence and merit. The standard grant award is $25,000. Grants must be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

Applicants must be a unit of state or local government or a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 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.

Link to Complete RFP

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Deadline: 02-25-2015