Grantor Name: The Shubert Foundation
Grant Amount: $40,000
Overview of Use of Funds: With $40,000 in unrestricted funds, the Shubert Foundation will help support all aspects of Ballet Arizona’s operations during its 2021-2022 fiscal year, including the new season of professional ballet productions, the School of Ballet Arizona, and several extensive Education & Community Engagement Programs. The Shubert Foundation is the nation’s largest funder dedicated to unrestricted funding of not-for-profit theatres and dance companies.
Overview of Grant Objective/Impact: Ballet Arizona’s mission is to create and develop a professional dance institution in the State of Arizona that produces world-class performances, nurtures its artists, and serves its communities through superior educational programs. As an integral part of its mission, Ballet Arizona strives to improve the quality of life and the health of Arizona residents by engaging the community through dance, both as audience members and new dancers. They serve individuals primarily in Maricopa County and deliver engaging programming that has far-reaching appeal to people from all walks of life. By ensuring that they reach community members who may not otherwise have access to dance, Ballet Arizona successfully engages approximately 74,000 people each year through ticketed performances, targeted community engagement, and dance instruction.