ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY

“You won't have peace and agreement in the world unless we're
connected by culture and art. Art transcends borders.”
Jozef Szajna, Polish director and Holocaust survivor

ARTS AND CULTURE

NEW THEATRE WORKS INITIATIVE

The New Theatre Works Initiative (NTWI) provides three (3) three-year grants each year to nonprofit theatre companies in the Philadelphia region to support the creation of new artistic theatrical performances. Rather than limit its scope to a single form, genre or developmental structure, these grants accommodate the numerous creative styles and unique perspectives of theatre groups by allowing them to design their own approach to developing new work, whether it is engaging in interdisciplinary work, solo performance or various approaches to play-making.

Select organizations, who are current grantees of Independence Foundation, with a strong and consistent track record of producing new work will be invited, based on annual budget size, to submit proposals. One grant per year will be awarded at each of these funding levels:

  • Small theatres – organizations with annual operating budgets between $100,000 and $500,000 may apply for a grant of up to $45,000 over three years (at $15,000 per year);
  • Mid-size theatres – organizations with annual operating budgets between $500,000 and $2,000,000 may apply for a grant of up to $75,000 over three years (at $25,000 per year);
  • Large theatres – organizations with annual operating budgets greater than $2,000,0000 may apply for a grant of up to $150,000 over three years (at $50,000 per year).
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