10 Arts Organizations Receive Broadway League Grants for Programs Inspired by Dear Evan Hansen, Anastasia, More

Education News   10 Arts Organizations Receive Broadway League Grants for Programs Inspired by Dear Evan Hansen, Anastasia, More
The League has named the ten recipients of the 2018 National Education and Engagement Grants.
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The Broadway League has announced the ten organizations across the U.S. that will receive $5,000 each through the 23rd annual National Education and Engagement Grants initiative. The grants will support innovative programming designed to encourage community members to experience and understand theatrical performances as both artistic expression and educational tools.

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Through their programming, the selected organizations will work with several current and upcoming national tours, including A Bronx Tale, Anastasia, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Miss Saigon, and School of Rock.

“We are proud to support organizations from around the country that are doing the important work of engaging local communities in the arts. These Broadway-based programs consistently have a significant impact on under-served populations by encouraging art curriculums, offering performance arts-based school field trips, promoting inclusion and providing life-long learning,” said Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin. “Our member organizations’ dedication to bringing Broadway to communities from coast to coast ensures that the magic of live theatre reaches everyone.”

Below are the ten recipients, as well as the programs their grants will support:

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (Appleton, WI)
“Finding the Funny,” inspired by The Play That Goes Wrong

Hippodrome Foundation (Baltimore, MD)
“Anastasia: Inspiring the Next Generation of Costume Designers”

Denver Center for the Performing Arts (Denver, CO)
“Sincerely Me: One Act Playwriting in Response to Dear Evan Hansen

Des Moines Performing Arts (Des Moines, IA)
“Rock Des Moines,” inspired by School of Rock

Wharton Center for the Performing Arts (East Lansing, MI)
“The Living Reminder,” inspired by Miss Saigon

Peace Center Foundation (Greenville, SC)
“Crossroads and Kindness,” inspired by Come From Away

Tennessee Performing Arts Center (Nashville TN)
School of Rock: Battle of the Bands”

Arts Center and Theatre of Schenectady (Schenectady, NY)
“Writing for Change,” inspired by A Bronx Tale

Washington Pavilion Management (Sioux Falls, SD)
“DAPA: Les Mis Camp

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (Tampa, FL)
“Come From Away: Everyday Heroes”

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