A Place to Perform

Now funding performing arts organizations impacted by COVID-19 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.

Has your organization received a grant from A Place to Perform? Check out our Media and Publications page for grantee publicity guidelines and logos.

Supporting the arts

With mass gatherings of people banned to prevent the spread of COVID-19, performing arts organizations have been threatened with significant revenue losses. A Place to Perform funds will be made available to nonprofit performing arts organizations that have had to cancel or postpone performances or events due to the pandemic. Grant recipients will receive one-time general operating support grants of up to $5,000.

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.


Grant Cycle Timing

This program has no deadlines. Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis. We anticipate that awardees will be able to receive funds within one month of their application.

Please note that there is a set amount of funding allocated for grants from this fund each year. Once this amount has been awarded, we will be unable to accept additional applications. This page will be updated when all funds have been granted.

Eligibility and Application Materials


2020 A Place to Perform Guidelines
2020 A Place to Perform Application

Past Grantee Highlights

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 fund 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 to expose them to arts education and promote leadership skills, critical thinking and teamwork.
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.
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.
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.
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.

For more information about grants for A Place to Perform, please contact

Katrina DeBerry
Program Officer, Thriving Communities

Anna Theodore
Program Associate, Thriving Communities

The Journey Starts Here

Ready to get started? Just visit our Nonprofit Online Portal to complete your Organizational Profile, Common Grant Application and Grant Application Supplement.

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