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Great Performance Fund for Theater

Grants to Madison Area, Wisconsin Nonprofit Theater
Companies for Live Performances at a Local Venue

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Madison Community Foundation (MCF)

Deadline Date:

03/15/19 4:30 PM


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Grants to Madison Area, Wisconsin nonprofit theater companies for professional productions at a local performing arts center. Funds are intended to support production costs associated with live theater. Priority will be given to established companies with a paid staff and cast.

Professional theater companies seeking to perform at the Overture Center may submit applications.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152420

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants must be a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status professional theatre.

Applicant organizations must also meet three of the following four requirements to apply:
-Have an equity contract.
-Have offered a minimum of three self-produced productions per year for two consecutive years.
-Pay a contracted fee and/or salary to two or more actors for each production.
-Pay a contracted fee and/or salary to at least one member of its support staff.

Pre-Application Information:

Electronic applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on March 15, 2019. Supplemental information will be requested by April 1. Awards will be announced by April 20.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email completed application to Tom Linfield at:

For questions:
Tom Linfield
(608) 232-1763

Madison Community Foundation
111 N. Fairchild Street, Suite 260
Madison, WI 53703

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wisconsin: Madison Area