MacArthur Award 2016

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As many of you have heard, A Red Orchid Theatre has been named one of the 14 recipients of this year’s MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.  We want to thank you for all of your kind words and encouragement.  We also want to let you know what this award means for A Red Orchid and how it will help us in the service of our mission.

 

What is the MacArthur Award?

The MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recognizes exceptional nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated creativity and impact, and invests in their long-term sustainability with sizable one-time grants.

What is our plan for the money that accompanies this prestigious award?

*80% of the award will be placed in a reserve fund, created to provide financial stability and help us plan for the future.

*20% will go towards an Audience Development & Communications Plan that includes new marketing and audience engagement strategies.

 

Does this award mean we don’t need donors like you to help? 

Not at all! In fact, we need your support more than ever.  The actual productions depend on them, and donations now will go directly to enhancing the creation of the fearless live theatre recognized by MacArthur and many others as essential to our local and national arts landscape.

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Artistic Director Kirsten Fitzgerald, Managing Director Abigail Madden, & Development Director Jim Kirkhoff
at a MacArthur Foundation breakfast on February 18th, 2016. 

 

With this award, and the continued support of our patrons, A Red Orchid Theatre is in the position to continue this amazing journey in a secure and sustainable manner.  As always, we hope you will encourage others to join us.To get involved by making a donation that will go towards helping us continue to produce fearless live theatre, you can donate here.

Attend ouMac Award hashtag graphicr upcoming production of Sender on Sunday, May 1st at 3pm and your tickets will include a reception and champagne toast.  Join us as we celebrate receiving the MacArthur Award.  Buy tickets here!

For more about the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Organizations, visit A Red Orchid Theatre’s page on the MacArthur Foundation website.

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