St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.

Shubert Foundation Awards $30 Million to Performing Arts Organizations

The Shubert Foundation, the New York–based organization dedicated to advancing the performing arts in the United States, announced today that it is awarding $30 million—the largest sum to date that it has given in support of the arts—to 533 nonprofit performing arts organizations across the United States. This marks the thirty-sixth consecutive year that the foundation has increased its giving.

Ranging from $10,000 to $325,000, the grants mostly benefit professional resident theater and dance companies that are committed to producing new work. “Every organization receiving a 2018 foundation grant has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the performing arts,” foundation chairman Philip J. Smith said in a statement. “We want to help lift some of the financial burden so that the companies we support are able to focus on producing thought-provoking, relevant work for the widest possible audience.”

Among the grant recipients are the San Diego Repertory Theater, the Boulder Ensemble Theater Company, the Center for Puppetry Arts in Connecticut, St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York, and the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago.

The Shubert Foundation was established by Lee and J.J. Shubert in 1945, in memory of their brother Sam. Since it launched its grants program in 1977, the foundation has provided nearly $450 million to US-based performing arts organizations.