Earlier this year, Arts Education Partnership (AEP) announced that the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Education have initiated a process for finding a new home for AEP.The NEA has now released the Program Solicitation for the AEP, a competitive process to find the AEP a new home in January 2016. The Arts Endowment requires organizations to submit their proposals electronically through Grants.gov, the federal government’s online application system. The Grants.gov system must receive your validated and accepted proposal no later than 11:59pm Eastern Time on August 4, 2015.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) has launched artEquity, a facilitator training initiative on inclusion and equity issues for theatre companies nationwide. The program, which will have its first retreats in September and October, is supported by a $145,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It will bring together a group of 25–35 theatre professionals annually to participate in analysis-building workshops and skills-based sessions and will address issues of ally-building, identity and privilege, and share the best methods of facilitating organizational change for theatre groups.