First Stage rakes in $70,000 grant

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:33 am

First Stage, a Milwaukee-based children’s theatre, has garnered a $70,000 grant from the Shubert Foundation, Inc.

First Stage has received general operating support from the foundation for the past 12 years. In that window, funding has ballooned from $5,000 to $70,000.

The foundation funds grants for arts organizations across the country with a primary focus on live theatre, followed by a focus on dance.

Among the drivers that influenced the Shubert Foundation’s selection of First Stage was artistic achievement and demonstration of creating and performing new plays.

“The support provided by the Shubert Foundation is vital to sustaining and advancing performing arts across the nation,” First Stage artistic director Jeff Frank said in a press release. “We are proud and thankful that the foundation recognizes our commitment to creating innovative new work for young people and the impact we are having on our community and in the field of theater for family audiences.”

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