Application Process

2016-2017 Request for Proposals

Arts Midwest invites proposals from nonprofit theater companies to perform works by Shakespeare for middle- and high-school students between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017. Grants will be awarded to up to 40 theater companies to support performances and related educational activities for students from a minimum of 10 schools. Applicant review will be based on artistic excellence and merit.

Programming dates: August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017

Application deadline: February 4, 2016, 4 p.m. CST

The 2016-2017 RFP is now available.

Optional intent to apply email: On or before December 11, 2015 (not required or binding)
Send an email to telling us your company plans to apply to Shakespeare in American Communities. No other information is needed. This is not required, nor is it binding.

Program contacts

  • If you have questions about the contents of the application, including the required work sample, please call Christy Dickinson, Arts Midwest senior program director, at 612.238.8019 to discuss.
  • If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the application form or assembling documents, please contact Andrea Sanow, Arts Midwest program assistant, at 612.238.8028 or

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