Thursday, January 5, 2012

Invitation to Apply: NEA's Shakespeare in American Communities

Received from Arts Midwest, agent for the National Endowment for the Arts:

NEA Shakespeare in American Communities


Shakespeare in American Communities: Shakespeare for a New Generation reaches middle- and high-school students in underserved schools throughout the United States with high-quality, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays.

Arts Midwest invites proposals from nonprofit professional theater companies to perform works by Shakespeare for middle- and high-school students between August1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. Approximately 40 theater companies will receive matching grants to support performances and educational activities for students from a minimum of 10 schools.

The standard grant award is $25,000. Applicant review will be based on artistic excellence and artistic merit.

Application Deadline: MARCH 8, 2012

Visit to download the Request for Proposals and connect to Arts Midwest's eGRANT. Applications must be completed through eGRANT.

QUESTIONS? Contact Christy Dickinson, senior program director at Arts Midwest, at 612.238.8019 or

Shakespeare in American Communities is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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