Does Mellon's Grant to Center Theatre Group Point to the Future of Nonprofit Theatre?

Funders like groups that embrace buzz words like "technology," "collaboration," and "integration." But very often these concepts remain vague and opaque. So when a theatre group in Southern California puts these principles into action and nets $1 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in the process, we can't help but pay attention. Such is the case with the Culver City-based Center Theatre Group.

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Mellon Grant Underscores National Dance Project's Growing Influence

The New England Foundation for the Arts's National Dance Project recently received a multi-million dollar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Given the project's reach, its formidable coffers, and the fact that it's one of the few reliable sources for dance funding left in the U.S., dance organizations and performers may want to calibrate their fundraising efforts and program offerings accordingly.
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