The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) has announced that it will give financial support to 11 historic grant projects in the Southeast, totaling $500,120. The grants are funded in three categories: historic preservation, historic structure studies for planning and urgent/emergency needs. These grants allow historic theatres to receive much-needed financial assistance, restoration support and operations mentoring from the engagement department of the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Among the recipients:
— 7 Stages Atlanta: $25,000
— Arts & Cultural Authority of Claxton/Evans County: $69,100
— Elba Theatre of Elba, Alabama: $59,000
— Plaza Theatre: $68,000
— Theatrical Outfit/Balzer Theater: $30,00
— Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts: $70,000
— Union Theatre of Union Point: $40,000
— Downtown Development Authority of Pembroke/TOS Theatre: $75,000
— Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts: $6,020
— Hart County Community Theater of Hartwell: $23,000
Heading into the 15th year of FTI, the Fox Theatre’s grant program continues the important work of providing significant economic and cultural impact for local communities across the Southeast. Since 2008, the Fox has awarded more than $2.7 million to more than 75 projects, primarily in Georgia, with a limited number in Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. These grants support the ongoing rehabilitation and restoration of landmarks in communities as small as Pembroke, GA, with 2,565 citizens, to the largest, 497,642 Atlantans in the Fox Theatre’s home in midtown Atlanta.