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Founded
1953
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Medium
Arts for learning
Founded in 1952, Young Audiences (YA) works to help make the arts an essential part of young people's education. YA advances the artistic and educational development of youngsters by bringing them together with professional artists of all disciplines to learn, create and participate in the arts. This year, YA's network of 30 affiliates and 4,600 artists reached seven million children in nearly 7,000 schools with 16,300 performance demonstrations, 60,000 workshops and 3,240 teacher services. YA and its affiliates are engaged in several network projects, including Arts for Learning Lessons, MetLife Dance for Life, and Arts for Learning Interactive Media.
Founded
1999
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Giant
Artists for artists
Since its inception in 1963, the mission of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts has been to encourage, sponsor, and promote innovative work in the arts created and presented by individuals, groups, and organizations. Its legacy continues today with unrestricted, by-nomination grants supporting pioneering work across the fields of dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts. A fund is also maintained to assist artists with emergencies and unexpected opportunities related to their work. To date, over 900 artists have made these grants possible by contributing paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs to fourteen fund-raising exhibitions held over the years.
Founded
1991
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Giant
Preserving and developing the legendary Apollo Theater
Founded in 1991, The Apollo Theater Foundation supports, fosters and assists in the development and promotion of interest in musical and performance arts, film, video, theatre arts, dance and drama. The Foundation manages the historic Apollo Theater, a strong force in the Harlem community, hosting a number of special events, including health fairs, daily Apollo Historical Tours, community arts initiatives, and talent showcase competitions for seniors and for children. The Apollo averages six events a week, including performing arts, community programs, concerts, and special events. Drawing 1.3 million visitors annually, Harlem is Manhattan's third most popular tourist destination, and the Apollo remains Harlem's top attraction.
Founded
2007
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Tiny
Enriching the lives of audiences of all ages
Opened in 2005 as part of Baton Rouge's Shaw Center for the Arts, The Manship Theatre offers an extraordinary range of arts and cultural experiences to people of all ages, presented in a uniquely intimate setting. Engaging audiences through music, dance, theatre, and film, Manship Theatre endeavors to provide the highest standard of performance excellence, along with extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment. The facility is named in honor of Douglas Lewis Manship, Sr., the son of Charles Manship, Sr.
Founded
1996
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Medium
To enhance the well-being of the region by restoring the landmark Colonial Theatre and promoting cultural, economic, and civic life.
The 658-seat Colonial Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Phoenixville, Pennsylvania at 227 Bridge Street. Opened in 1903, the Colonial is the last surviving of four theatres once existing in the borough and is the only theatre of its kind in Chester County. The theatre is owned and operated by the Association for the Colonial Theatre (ACT), a nonprofit corporation, which re-opened the theatre in 1999. The Colonial's programming includes art and independent films seven nights a week, classic films, programs for young audiences, live concerts, and community events. ACT is committed to the full restoration of the Colonial as a cultural arts center. To that end, ACT presents film, live theatre, music, dance and other community events in the heart of Phoenixville's historic business district.
Founded
1969
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Giant
Presenting and creating excellent and innovative performing arts programs
The mission of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is to present and create excellent and innovative performing arts programs for the enrichment, education, and enjoyment of diverse audiences and participants. As America's national park for the performing arts, Wolf Trap plays a valuable leadership role in both the local and national performing arts communities. Through a wide range of artistic and education programs, Wolf Trap enhances our nation's cultural life and ensures that the arts remain accessible and affordable to the broadest possible audience.
Founded
1978
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Medium
Art you can get into
The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that exhibits room-sized works called installations. Created on site by artists from across the country and around the world, our unique exhibitions feature a variety of media that engage all of the senses. The Museum's unusual galleries are located in two creatively reused buildings on Pittsburgh's historic North Side. Both buildings house a growing-and distinctive- permanent collection, featuring artists James Turrell, Yayoi Kusama, Winifred Lutz and Rolf Julius, as well as innovative exhibitions that change throughout the year. Since 1977, the Mattress Factory has supported more than 500 artists through our world-renowned residency program. Each year artists come to Pittsburgh, live at the museum, and create new work.
Founded
1981
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Tiny
New + Adventurous
Roulette Intermedium was founded in 1978 at the height of the Downtown Experimental Arts revolution by three young composers: trombonist/composer Jim Staley, composer/producer David Weinstein, and Intermedia artist Dan Senn in 1978. Roulette's mission is to support artists creating new and adventurous art in all disciplines by providing them with a venue and resources to realize their creative visions and to build an audience interested in the evolution of experimental art. n recent years, Roulette has effected a major transition, expanding programs, audiences and community, but it is still an artist-driven space, valued for its payment of professional guaranteed fees, its insistence on the best presentation conditions, and the provision of other critical artists' services.
Founded
1943
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Giant
The oldest outdoor music festival in North America
Founded in 1904 and the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1936, Ravinia attracts 600,000 people annually from June-September to its renowned outdoor music festival. Each year Ravinia presents more than 120 performances-ranging from classical, opera and dance to music theater, jazz, pop and rock-in its 3,200-seat open-air Pavilion, 850-seat Martin Theatre, and 450-seat Bennett Gordon Hall. Located on 36 acres of picturesque park grounds, Ravinia boasts an expansive lawn where visitors also experience concerts while picnicking under the stars. Ravinia's Steans Music Institute is one of the world's most sought-after summer training grounds for postgraduate musicians. Under the umbrella REACH*TEACH*PLAY, Ravinia serves 75,000 people each year through education initiatives in schools, underserved communities, and at the park.
Founded
2001
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Large
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Omaha Performing Arts is a nonprofit dedicated to creating a vibrant future for the performing arts in Omaha and beyond. We are the largest arts institution in Nebraska with more than 3 million visitors to our venues in the last decade. To buy tickets, visit Ticket Omaha, the official retailer for the Orpheum Theater and Holland Center.The mission of Omaha Performing Arts is to enrich the community through: -The presentation of the highest quality arts and entertainment experiences-The stewardship of the Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center-Education and community engagement programs
Founded
1977
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Giant
Much more than marionettes
The mission of the Center for Puppetry Arts is to entertain and enlighten audiences, nurture the world community of artists, expand the puppetry art form, and explore the past, present, and future of puppetry. The Center is a unique cultural treasure - a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry, and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops and the hands-on Museum, as well as distance learning and outreach programs. Three performance series host a variety of shows geared towards educating as well as entertaining audiences; the Center's Museum houses a collection of puppets, books, posters and videos from around the world.
Founded
1980
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Tiny
Celebrating the musical arts.
The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. SMF produces a festival each spring (March 24 - April 9, 2016), a year-round local music education program (Musical Explorers), two tuition-free young artist development programs (Swing Central Jazz and Acoustic Music Seminar), free artistic lectures and a national public radio series (Savannah Music Festival LIVE). During the 17-day festival, SMF presents 360 musicians in over 100 musical productions including jazz, country, classical, blues, gospel, bluegrass, rock and a wealth of international music traditions. The 2016 festival projects to reach 40,000 in attendance of all ages and backgrounds. The annual 17-day spring festival is currently Georgia's largest musical arts event, garnering a Georgia Governor's Award in the Arts.
Founded
1992
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Small
Enrich. Educate. Engage.
Red Mountain Theatre Company's mission is to create powerful theatre experiences that enrich, educate, and engage audiences - nourishing the human spirit, fostering valuable life skills, and cultivating a deeper sense of community.
Founded
2000
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Medium
Promoting contemporary visual and performing arts in downtown Mobile
Founded in 1999, Alabama Contemporary Art Center is a non-profit contemporary arts center located on Cathedral Square in the heart of Mobile's historic downtown district. Alabama Contemporary is focused on a quest to reinvent what a contemporary arts organization can be for our time. We aim to be a pivotal force in contemporary art for the Southeast by marshaling global talent to engage all sectors of the Mobile community in ideas that matter. Alabama Contemporary investigates themes and topics of particular relevance to the Gulf Coast, functions as a public forum, convener, and cultural broker, forming strategic alliances with other cultural, social, educational and civic institutions. The goal of Alabama Contemporary Art Center is to apply creativity and innovation to the pressing needs of the day while creating a national model for constructive community building through the arts.
Founded
2003
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Tiny
In pursuit of musical excellence
Boston Children's Chorus envisions a city defined by meaningful relationships among its community members. Through participation in a rigorous choral curriculum supplemented with lessons to foster compassion, BCC singers will use the shared experience of music to create a better understanding of their part in the world around them. BCC is in pursuit of musical excellence, which the organization believes can be used as a tool to create dialogue around difficult issues. By encouraging conversations around these issues, our singers pave the way for a more connected Boston and leading to creative social integration.
Founded
1983
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Large
NOCCA's nonprofit community support and advocacy partner
The mission of The NOCCA Institute is to support the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Louisiana's arts conservatory for high school students. We invest in young artists, their mentors, and the community through programs that encourage educational and cultural innovation.
Founded
1967
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Small
Performing for the arts.
TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) champions artistic excellence in performing arts organizations and encourages innovation, collaboration, and engagement through financial support, stewardship and resources. TACA views its role as cultivating the artists, the patrons and the volunteers of the future. TACA supporters are committed to having a rich array of cultural opportunities in North Texas. They are enthusiastic arts patrons who share a vision of a dynamic and exciting cultural community. Members act as ambassadors, helping TACA build community, provide financial infrastructure and raise the bar for every arts organization.
Founded
1989
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Medium
Enriching people's lives through the power of music
Enriching people's lives through the power of music: producing the finest performances by the greatest artists, fostering music education and promoting a life-long appreciation of the arts.
Founded
1995
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Tiny
Entertain. Educate. Illuminate
The Park City Institute seeks to enrich the community by providing innovative experiences that entertain, educate and illuminate. The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts opened in 1998, and ever since, The Eccles Center has served as a community home for a diverse, world class smorgasbord of artists.
Founded
1974
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Tiny
Hope and healing through live music
Founded in 1974 by Mimi Fariña, Bread & Roses is dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality entertainment to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society. We produce performances in convalescent homes and senior day centers, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, special needs schools and centers for the developmentally disabled, mental health facilities, detention facilities, hospitals, and homeless shelters.Bread & Roses produces 600 shows each year at more than 125 facilities in eight San Francisco Bay Area Counties with the help of a community of 1,000 volunteers. During the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015, we brought hope, healing and joy to 34,000 audience members, including 9,700 children and youth.As the 1912 poem from which our name is derived says, "Hearts starve as well as bodies, Give us bread but give us roses." Bread & Roses inspires minds and uplifts spirits in a way no other Bay Area agency does.
Founded
1993
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Large
Classic Theatre, Modern Magic
A Noise Within produces classic theatre as an essential means to enrich our community by embracing universal human experiences, expanding personal awareness, and challenging individual perspectives. Our company of resident and guest artists performing in rotating repertory immerses student and general audiences in timeless, epic stories in an intimate setting.