The in New York City has announced grants totaling $22.5 million to four hundred and seventy nonprofit performing arts organizations across the country.
The grants, which range from $10,000 to $300,000, include eight inaugural Shubert Scholars awards to leading colleges and universities that will enable them to offer scholarships in graduate-level degree programs in theater arts. This year, for the thirty-second consecutive year, the foundation awarded more in grants than in the previous year.
The foundation also announced that it will continue to support the Shubert Archive, which contains more than a century's worth of production designs, scripts, sheet music, publicity materials, photographs, correspondence, business records, and architectural plans related to American theater. Established by the foundation in 1976, the collection continues to expand.
"All of us at the Shubert Foundation are passionate about our commitment to America's not-for-profit theater and dance companies," said Shubert Foundation president Michael I. Sovern. "Our longstanding practice of providing help in the form of general operating support remains unchanged. We are convinced that talented artists and administrators are best able to decide how to use the funds we grant."
For a complete list of , visit the Shubert Foundation Web site.