SETC Awards Six Grants To Theatres Across The U.S.
Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) has announced the 2019-2020 SETC Convention Grant and SETC Staffing Matching Grant winners.
SETC Convention Grant Recipients:
RhinoLeap Productions (Asheboro, NC) www.rhinoleap.com
Theatre West Summer Repertory (Scottsbluff, NE) www.theatrewestnebraska.com
Recipients of the Convention Grants will attend the 2020 SETC Convention in Louisville, KY. and participate in a myriad of activities and events. They can seek company members during the event including actors, designers, and technicians; attend workshops and presentations; and, network with other theatre professionals. Each Convention Grant is valued at $2,650.
Patrick Newell, Artistic Director at Theatre West Summer Repertory, commented about the SETC Convention Grant: "The immediate benefit is to vastly increase our hiring pool for actors and technical crew. And as a small producing organization in an isolated part of the country, we need to make regular contact with others in the business to stay informed of current trends, make networking connections, and find ways to build audience. We believe SETC is an excellent convention at which to achieve all these goals."
Staffing Development Matching Grant Recipients:
Chautauqua Theater Company (Chautauqua, NY) www.chq.org/chautauqua-theater-company
Expanding their Company's Apprenticeship Program by adding sound apprenticeship
Hangar Theatre (Ithaca, NY) www.hangartheatre.org
Expanding their Theatre's Fellows Program by adding two new fellows in theatre administration
Mill Mountain Theatre (Roanoke, VA) www.millmountain.org
Supporting an emerging tour manager/technician to lead an 8-week summer children's musical tour
Montford Park Players (Asheville, NC) www.montfordparkplayers.org
Supporting the mentorship of an emerging production management professional
Staffing Development Matching Grant funds awarded were $1,000 to $1,500 per organization.
Learn more about both of the grant program's benefits, past grant winners, applicant eligibility, the grant review process and application materials at this link: www.setc.org/theatre-company-grants
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