March 26, 2019
Performing Arts Nonprofits Get $1M in Unrestricted Funding

June 11, 2018 — Seventeen Massachusetts nonprofit theater companies, from Williamstown to Martha's Vineyard, recently were awarded a total of $1,015,000 from the Shubert Foundation in connection with a grant program that awarded $30 million to 533 performing arts organizations across the United States.

“Every organization receiving a 2018 foundation grant has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the performing arts,” said foundation chairman 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.”

Receiving the funding were the following:
  • American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, $250,000

  • Arts Emerson, Boston, $25,000

  • Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, $85,000

  • Berkshire Theatre Group, Pittsfield, $55,000

  • Cape Cod Repertory Theatre, Brewster, $15,000

  • Central Square Theater, Cambridge, $25,000

  • Company One, Boston, $20,000

  • Gloucester Stage, Gloucester, $20,000

  • Greater Boston Stage Company, Stoneham, $15,000

  • Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, $170,000

  • Lyric Stage Company, Boston, $30,000

  • Martha's Vineyard Playhouse, Vineyard Haven, $15,000

  • Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, $45,000

  • New Repertory Theatre, Watertown, $40,000

  • Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, $35,000

  • Speakeasy Stage Company, Boston, $35,000

  • Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, $135,000
The Shubert Foundation is the nation’s largest funder dedicated to unrestricted funding of nonprofit theaters, dance companies, professional theatre training programs and related service agencies, and focuses largely on providing support to professional resident theater and dance companies that develop and produce new American work.

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