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Student Matinee Arts Integration Grant

In-Kind Grants to Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi
Teachers for Live Theater Field Trips in Memphis

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Orpheum Theatre Group

Deadline Date:

09/01/17 5:00 PM


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In-kind grants to Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee PreK-12 teachers to bring their students to live shows at a Memphis theater. In addition receiving to free entry for their class, each teacher will attend a professional development workshop. This program provides all students, regardless of resources, the opportunity to engage with live theater and arts-integrated learning.

Teachers will create a lesson plan connecting a show in the Orpheum Student Matinee series to an existing classroom objective. The grant panel is looking for lessons that provide an opportunity for students create their own learning and to make deep, meaningful connections to the curriculum. They are also looking for creative, arts-integrated lessons that have multiple connections and are deeper than surface level summary or plot based activities.

Shows that qualify are:
-Hansel & Gretel September 26-28, 2017 (Orpheum Theatre)
-Rhythmic Circus November 15-16, 2017 (Orpheum Theatre)
-Guess How Much I Love You January 17-19, 2018 (Orpheum Theatre)
-BODYTRAFFIC March 5, 2018 (Halloran Centre)
-Why Mosquitoes Buzz March 21-23, 2018 (Halloran Centre)
-Tetris April 11-13, 2018 (Halloran Centre)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175295

Term of Contract:

Field trips will take place during the 2017 - 2018 school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from teachers of PreK-12 public and jubilee school classrooms in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Pre-Application Information:

Only one application is allowed per teacher per year for a maximum of 100 students (50 for shows in the Halloran Centre).

Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will open July 31 and stay open until September 1. Applicants will be notified of the grant committee’s decision in mid-September.

If you are granted tickets to a Student Matinee for the 2017 - 2018 season, you will be responsible for registering for the field trip online. There will be an option in the registration to specify that your tickets are paid for by the theater.

All Matinee Policies and Procedures apply:

Contact Information:

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

If you have any questions about the completion of your application, please contact the education staff at:

Orpheum Theatre Group
203 S. Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

P: (901) 525-3000
F: 901-526-0829

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas;   Mississippi;   Tennessee