NW MI Arts & Culture Network
Accepting Applications – 2024-25 Shakespeare in American Communities Grants
Shakespeare in American Communities is a theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Through grants to theater companies, this program supports high-quality productions and educational activities to young audiences throughout the United States. Applicants can choose from two paths: Schools or Juvenile Justice.
New this year, grantees applying to the schools path do not need to produce Shakespeare plays. They now have the option to conduct performances and educational activities that use the works of William Shakespeare as an inspiration. Additionally, grantees may conduct performances and educational activities outside of
schools, as long as they still reach middle/high school age participants.
Grants range from $15,000 to $25,000 each, and the Intent to Apply is due January 25, 2024.
Q: Who can apply for a Shakespeare in American Communities grant?
A: 501c3 non-profit professional theater companies located in the U.S. or the Native
Nations that share this geography that have a minimum of two years’ experience
providing professional performances and related educational activities to middle and/or high schools.