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 shakespeare@artsmidwest.org 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 shakespeare@artsmidwest.org.

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