A recent article in American Theatre describes an effort by mid-sized arts institutions in Atlanta to collectively address common fundraising challenges:
How Mid-Sized Theatres Are Working to Collectively Approach Fundraising Challenges
Lisa Adler, the producing artistic director at Horizon Theatre Company, had an idea. She recognized that all of the city’s midsize nonprofit theatres were asking the same funders and corporations for the same small pool of money (the Georgia Council of the Arts, for instance, has had to split $1,111,501 among 114 organizations). Her idea was to form a collective of theatres so that when they went before funders, they presented themselves as one organization with a multimillion dollar operating budget, instead of as individual, small-budget theatres.