Theatre Grant

Shubert Foundation

Relevent Country: United States of America

The Shubert Foundation has launched the applications for Theatre Grant in the United States.

Focus: Approximately 74% of Shubert funding is directed to not-for-profit, professional theatres—and 16% to dance companies—in the US, with an emphasis on producing, rather than presenting, organizations.

Funding Information

  • Arts Related, Dance, and Theatre applicants with budgets of $750,000 and higher must submit complete audited financial statements for the appropriate fiscal year. Financial statements must be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and be audited by a certified public accountant. Reviews, compilations, and draft versions are not acceptable.
  • Recent grants range from $15,000 to $325,000; the larger grants are generally awarded to organizations that have been on the Foundation roster for several years.

Eligibility Criteria

General Requirements

  • Shubert Foundation grants are awarded exclusively to US organizations, which must have current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and must submit current audited financial statements in order to be eligible for funding. For the 2022-23 Application Cycle, organizations with a fiscal year that ends January through August will need to submit their Fiscal 2022 audit; organizations with a fiscal year that ends September through December will need to submit their Fiscal 2021 audit.
  • The Foundation provides grants only to professional organizations that have an established track record as well as a history of fiscal responsibility. Community theatres are not eligible for funding.

Funding Criteria

  • Record of artistic activity
  • Impact of the organization’s programs
  • Record of developing and producing new work
  • Demonstrated commitment to underserved audiences and/or underrepresented voices
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Ability to generate both earned and contributed income
  • Other significant contributions to the field