Shubert Foundation: Arts Related Organizations Grants

The Shubert Foundation

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Deadline: Oct 15, 2020 3:00pm PDT

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Theater Dance

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



The principal goal of The Shubert Foundation is to support not-for-profit, professional theatre and dance companies in the United States. The program areas of Arts Related Organizations and Education are smaller than those of Theatre and Dance and necessarily limited. The Shubert Foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating support, rather than funding for specific projects.

Grant Programs: Arts Related Organizations

Some organizations that help support the development of theatre and dance are eligible for funding. Grants to these organizations are based principally on an assessment of their work, as demonstrated by past and current performance. Impact, administrative strength and fiscal stability are factored into each evaluation.

Funding Criteria

Criteria range from the general to those specific to each applicant; they include:

  • Record of artistic achievement
  • Impact of the organization and its programs
  • Record of developing new work
  • Other significant contributions to the field
  • Administrative strength
  • Ability to generate both earned and contributed income
  • Fiscal stability

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • These grants are awarded exclusively to US organizations, which must have current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to be eligible for funding.
    • Approximately 74% of Shubert funding is directed to not-for-profit, professional theatres—and 16% to dance companies—in the US, with an emphasis on producing, rather than presenting, organizations.
  • The Foundation provides grants only to organizations that have an established artistic and administrative track record, as well as a history of fiscal responsibility.
  • The Foundation provides unrestricted grants for general operating support, primarily to professional producing theatre and dance companies.


  • The Shubert Foundation does not award scholarships to individuals.
  • The Foundation does not provide seed money, program, or project support.
  • The Foundation does not fund capital campaigns, endowments, or renovations, radio, film, TV, or other media projects.
  • The Foundation does not support fiscally sponsored organizations.