More than 20 neighborhood not-for-profit theaters and dance companies in Hell’s Kitchen are set to benefit from over $2 million in grants via the Shubert Foundation.
The awards range from $310,000 to $15,000 per organization. Playwrights Horizon are top of the bill with a grant of $310,000, followed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s $275,000, and Signature Theatre Company with $250,000. Other organizations receiving funding include Rosie’s Theater Kids, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Baryshnikov Arts Center and the Dramatists Guild Foundation.
The Shubert Foundation grants program was established in 1977 and has awarded more than $613 million since then. It announced a record $37.9 million in unrestricted grants across the United States in 2023.
“The increase in both our funding and the number of our grantees comes at a critical time for performing arts organizations across the country,” said Diana Phillips, President of the Shubert Foundation. “As the need and the merit have never been greater, we are particularly pleased we can expand our funding to a broader range of theatre and dance companies than ever before.”
Here’s the full list of neighborhood recipients and some of their responses to the funding news.