The Educational Theatre Foundation has announced a new grant, funded by musical licensor Music Theatre International, to aid high schools and middle schools that saw theatre programs affected by the 2018 wild fires in California. The MTI California Relief Grants will offer ten $1,000 grants to schools that were affected by wild fire-related damage or destruction of equipment and facilities, cancellations of events, loss of projected revenue, dislocation of faculty and students, and other related issues.
Applications are now being accepted online through March 15. Selected programs will be notified and announced the following month.
"We are so grateful to generous donors and partners such as MTI who appreciate how having theatre in schools has a positive impact on the entire school and its community," shares ETF President Julie Cohen Theobald. "These grants are in direct support of ETF's mission to provide financial support to enhance theatre education and expand access to school theatre programs for every child in America."
“MTI is pleased to offer our support to some of the schools affected by the devastating wildfires throughout California," says MTI President and CEO Drew Cohen. "The arts have a unique power to make a difference in people’s lives, and we hope that these grants enable the theatre programs impacted by these tragedies to flourish and help heal their communities."