Embassy to receive $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts


National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.

Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $10,000 to the Embassy Theatre for SCORE!, a three-week devised musical theater workshop.

Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 977 grants in this category.

“These awards, reaching every corner of the United States, are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Organizations such as the Embassy Theatre are giving people in their community the opportunity to learn, create and be inspired.”

“The recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts solidifies SCORE! as a national model for arts education,” said Kelly Updike, president & CEO, Embassy Theatre. “SCORE! has provided hundreds of students the chance to explore their inner artistic potential. Fort Wayne’s arts and cultural scene is being enriched by the talents of our region’s youth.”

At the Embassy Theatre, PNC Bank provides support for SCORE! and has supported educational programming at the theater since 2015.

“Engagement in the arts enriches the lives of audiences of all ages and builds stronger, more vibrant communities,” said Corinna Ladd, PNC regional president for northern Indiana. “This unique workshop is one of many educational opportunities offered by the Embassy Theatre and showcases student appetite for a vibrant role in the arts and drama.”

In its seventh year, SCORE! is a three-week devised musical theater workshop. The summer day camp immerses middle school students in all elements of theater. Devised theater is a term used to describe a mode of theater-making that does not begin with a script. Instead, students create a script through the process of thematic and artistic exploration. The program culminates with a production on the Embassy Theatre stage. The 2019 dates for the program are July 8-28.

In addition, The Links organization, Franklin Garage and the Indiana Arts Commission provides support. Information on SCORE! is available at www.fwembassytheatre.org/education.

For more information on this National Endowment for the Arts grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.

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