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NCTF Theaters receive $250,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to fund new work

EACC New York member, the National Corporate Theatre Fund reports that the 50th anniversaries of five NCTF theatres, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Guthrie, Hartford Stage, Seattle Rep and Trinity Rep, garnered a $250,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to fund new work.   This support celebrates the role of the Foundation in kicking off the regional theatre movement in full force 50 years ago, and we were delighted that Luis Ubiñas, President of Ford, bestowed our Achievement in Theatre award upon all five theatres at our Gala in April.

As a recognition of the innovative, interdisciplinary programs our theatres are conducting, The Hearst Foundations awarded Impact Creativity a $100,000 grant for 19 projects that make up the Impact Creativity Innovation Program,  bringing theatre to inter-disciplinary subjects, to issues of social justice and special needs children, and to teacher training.  Along with other support raised by Impact Creativity this year, we continue to help ensure that funding challenges, state and local budget cutbacks and policy changes do not jeopardize programs that help keep America creative.