Posted By TBA Staff,
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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We are thrilled to announce that Theatre Bay Area has recently received three major grants that will support exciting projects benefiting theatre companies, theatre venues, and individual artists alike.
First, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded us an Art Works grant of $25,000 over one year to further our Intrinsic Impact work. Over the 2014-15 season, Theatre Bay Area will partner with different local theatre companies to survey audiences to measure the highly individual, deeply felt personal response—the intrinsic impact—of the work on stage. Participating companies will then meet to share and discuss their survey results and next steps to deepen their work's intrinsic impact. Eventually, we'll share those results publicly so the field as a whole can benefit from the research. Theatre Bay Area executive director Brad Erickson says, "I'm delighted that we have received renewed support from the Endowment to continue our intrinsic impact research, exploring how theatres can better understand and deepen the lasting effect of their work on their audiences." Learn more about Theatre Bay Area's Intrinsic Impact work here.
Second, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation gave us a grant of $75,000 over three years to support the continued development of Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces, a searchable database of 500 local performing arts venues and facilities in 11 Bay Area counties. Theatre Bay Area and Dancers' Group, with whom we're partnering and who has also received a grant from Hewlett, will use the funding to grow the site, in terms of the number of spaces listed, the number of site visitors and the number of searches conducted. We'll also be working on improving existing profiles, especially by encouraging spaces to adopt the now-free Calendar Sync feature. Explore Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces here.
Finally, the Zellerbach Family Foundation awarded us a one-year grant of $20,000 to support the Performing Arts Assistance Program, or PAAP, through which Theatre Bay Area gives consulting support to Zellerbach grantees in the small to midsize range. Find out more about PAAP here.
Many thanks to all our generous donors!