Shakespeare in American Communities is a theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Through grants to theater companies that produce Shakespeare’s works, this program supports high-quality productions and educational activities in middle schools, high schools, and juvenile justice facilities throughout the United States. Applicants can choose from two paths: Schools or Juvenile Justice. Organizations can access grants up to $25,000, and the Intent to Apply is due January 9, 2023.
WHAT: Shakespeare in American Communities is a project-based, matching grant that helps theater companies and organizations bring Shakespeare to youths.
WHEN: Applications are due February 8, 2023 (with the Intent to Apply due by January 9), and funded projects must occur between August 2023 – July 2024.
WHERE: Nonprofit theater companies and organizations located across the United States and the Native nations that share this geography can apply.
WHO: The Schools program is available to theater companies producing a play that is the works of Shakespeare or adaptions of Shakespeare’s text with related educational activities in partnership with schools. The Juvenile Justice program is available to nonprofit organizations providing Shakespeare educational activities in partnership with the Juvenile Justice System.