Thursday, October 15, 2009

Arts Reporting: Salvage Vanguard Receives Met-Life/TCG Grant for Co-Op Scene Shop

Passing along an item by Robert Faires published in the October 15 edition of the Austin Chronicle:

Salvage Vanguard Theater was one of five theatre companies from around the country to land a six-figure grant in round two of the MetLife/Theatre Communications Group A-ha! Program: Think It, Do It.

The program, which seeks to foster creative thinking and action among TCG member theatres, provides Think It grants for research and development of new ideas (up to $25,000) and Do It grants to support their implementation and testing (up to $50,000). SVT, a Think It recipient, will get funding to develop and test a business plan for a production element co-op, a venture co-conceived with the Rude Mechanicals to make flats, platforms, furniture, lighting, and costumes available for free or trade to Austin's small- to mid-size theatre companies.

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