The Broward Center, the Kravis Center, and More Receive Broadway League Grants
The League has announced 10 National Education and Engagement Grant recipients.
The Broadway League has announced the recipients of its 20th annual National Education and Engagement Grants, which support programs that enable a wide range of participants to experience and understand Broadway performances as a form of artistic expression and a powerful educational tool.
The National Education and Engagement Grants program presents 10 organizations with grants of $5,000 each to help them develop and maintain programming associated with touring Broadway productions. Since it was founded in 1996, the Broadway League's Education and Engagement Grants program has awarded $1,025,000 in grants to support the education efforts of Broadway presenting organizations. The League administers this program with generous additional financial support from Theatre Development Fund.
This year, the 10 programs that were awarded grants of $5,000 each are as follows: The Hippodrome Foundation Inc. in Baltimore; Des Moines Performing Arts in Des Moines, Iowa; Wharton Center for Performing Arts in East Lansing, Michigan; Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; the Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, South Carolina; The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas; Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) (Shubert Theater) in New Haven, Connecticut; Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida; Arts Center and Theatre of Schenectady, Inc. in Schenectady, New York; and Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Touring Broadway shows represented in this year's grant recipient list include The Bridges of Madison County, Kinky Boots, Matilda the Musical, Motown the Musical, Newsies, and The Sound of Music.
"We applaud the performing arts centers across the country and their commitment to provide arts-based learning experiences for future Broadway professionals and audiences," said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, in a statement. "These programs successfully continue to help students become ambassadors and lovers of the Broadway mission and legacy."