Arts Funding is on the Chopping Block in Many States. Can Donors Fill the Gap?

Arts Funding is on the Chopping Block in Many States. Can Donors Fill the Gap?

As state governments cuts support for the arts, regional donors often try to fill the gap. For a particularly stark example of this phenomenon, we turn our attention to Florida, where private wealth is offsetting some cuts to public arts funding.

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With a Growing Stream of Grants, This Stalwart Arts Funder Helps Offset Ominous Trends

With a Growing Stream of Grants, This Stalwart Arts Funder Helps Offset Ominous Trends

Many dance and theater groups continue to grapple with lower box office yields, a shrinking subscriber base, fickle millennials, and declines in public funding. The Schubert Foundation is one of the best friends these nonprofits have.

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What a Foundation’s Backing for "Social Impact Theatre" Says About the Arts Funding World

What a Foundation’s Backing for "Social Impact Theatre" Says About the Arts Funding World

Funder interest in the intersection of art and social justice remains strong. A case in point is the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, which will soon make its first round of grants to back theater performances that “take on relevant social issues.”

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Fueled by Wealth From Broadway, a Theater Couple Gives for the Arts and More

Fueled by Wealth From Broadway, a Theater Couple Gives for the Arts and More

Stewart F. Lane and his wife Bonnie Comley have collectively produced over 40 Broadway shows, making a fortune along the way—wealth that underwrites philanthropy focused on the arts and their alma maters.

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King of the Road: A Stalwart Funder Expands Its Support for Touring Theater Outfits

King of the Road: A Stalwart Funder Expands Its Support for Touring Theater Outfits

By increasing its payout to National Theater Project winners, the New England Foundation for the Arts is another institutional grantmaker providing critical support for traditionally underfunded arts fields.

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