School theatre programs use box office proceeds to fund their next year’s shows. With schools closed and spring shows canceled, many school theatre programs are at risk of failing. Plus, with the massive cuts anticipated in state education budgets, arts and theatre programs will be at even greater risk.
These grants will be awarded to schools in most need, including Title 1 schools with significant student enrollments of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well rural and small schools with few or no support resources.
The ETF Thespian Relief program will offer two types of grants to help school theatre programs:
Schools may apply for one or both of these grants.