A Place to Perform
Providing performance spaces for organizations across the Atlanta metro area.
Setting the Stage
A Place to Perform provides grants to nonprofit arts organizations to gain access to performance venues and facilities, so they in turn can produce performing arts experiences for the public. Funding for A Place to Perform is made possible through a gift from the Woodruff Arts Center after the 2014 sale of the 14th Street Playhouse. A Place to Perform continues the spirit of that original venue by addressing:
- Inadequate space. The program is designed to help nonprofit arts organizations that lack adequate performance space for a particular production. Priority will be given to organizations that lack their own primary performance space.
- Regionality. A Place to Perform seeks to serve organizations and audiences throughout the Foundation’s entire 23-county region.
- Building opportunities for audiences. The program seeks to increase opportunities for audiences of varying backgrounds to experience productions by a range of performing artists across the metro Atlanta region.
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In 2017, eight performing arts nonprofits received $50,805 to support their access to performance spaces in various communities around Atlanta.
Past Grantee Highlights
Atlanta Music Project
Funds supported rental expenses at Sylvan Hills Middle School where students performed five concerts in front of live audiences as a culmination of the weeks of tuition-free instruction received through the AMP Summer Series.
Arts Clayton received funds to support its production of Disney’s Aladdin Kids and an original scripted young teen production of Amateur Nights at the Apollo. These productions were presented as a finale to the summer arts camp provided to school age children, which exposed them to arts education and promote leadership skills, critical thinking and teamwork.
Moving in the Spirit
Moving in the Spirit requested funding for costs of venue rental for its production of SOAR: be bold, be brave, believe. SOAR gave children the opportunity to collaborate on the creation of original choreography, engage with professionals in the theater and put leadership skills into practice.
Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre
Funding supported a full-length world premiere by Los Angeles-based choreographer Danielle Agami at Kennesaw State University Dance Theater. The grant helped to cover expenses of renting the venue at Kennesaw State University which is the only theatre in the Southeastern United States specifically built for dance.
Theatre du Reve Inc.
Funds will support their production of Code Noir, a world premiere production that examines issues of race and slavery in 18th century France and its colonies. The production will be marketing to new audiences as the theatre seeks to strengthen relationships with new communities, including West African and Haitian immigrant communities in the region.
True Colors Theatre Company
Funding supported production of August Wilson’s King Hedley II at Fulton County’s Southwest Arts Center. The production reflected the company’s values of promoting dialogue around common experiences of people of color falling through the gaps in the country’s financial structure.
Grant Cycle Timing
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta will be accepting applications for A Place to Perform throughout the year. Submissions will be reviewed quarterly. Below, you’ll find important documents, including guidelines for funding and information on how to apply.
- Friday, February 2, 2018 at noon: Application deadline
- By Friday, March 16, 2018: Applicants notified of funding decision
- Friday, April 20, 2018 at noon: Application deadline
- By Friday, June 29, 2018: Applicants notified of funding decision
- Friday, August 3, 2018 at noon: Application deadline
- By Friday, September 14, 2018: Applicants notified of funding decision
- Friday, November 2, 2018 at noon: Application deadline
- By Friday, December 14, 2018: Applicants notified of funding decision
Please note: All applicants must first submit a nonprofit profile and common grant application before submitting this application. If you have already completed a nonprofit profile and common grant application, please make sure it is up to date.