Established in 1945, the Shubert Foundation is America’s oldest professional theatre company and the largest theatre owner on Broadway.
The foundation invites applications from a broad spectrum of arts organizations, from large to small, covering a wide range of locations, from urban to rural. The foundation is especially interested in supporting professional resident theatre and dance companies that develop and produce new American work. Not-for-profit, professional theaters in the United States are the primary recipients of Shubert Foundation general operating support grants.
The foundation grants only to professional organizations with an established track record and a history of fiscal responsibility. Community theaters are not eligible for funding. The foundation exclusively provides general operating support. Funds are not provided for project support, allocated for capital or endowment campaigns, nor to individuals or conduit organizations.
Theaters are evaluated individually and with appropriate allowance for size and resources. The standard for awarding these grants is assessing each organization’s operation and contribution to the field. Artistic activity, service to the community, and fiscal responsibility are factored into each evaluation, as is the company’s development of new work. Emphasis is placed upon a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Applicants must be United States organizations with current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status to be eligible.
Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.