Arts Midwest awards Notre Dame a $20,000 Shakespeare in American Communities Grant

INDIANAPOLIS - Arts Midwest announced the recipients of $1.17 million in Shakespeare in American Communities grants, including a $20,000 grant to Shakespeare Notre Dame.

Now in its 18th year, Shakespeare in American Communities is a theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. By providing grants to theater companies that produce Shakespeare’s works, the program supports high-quality productions and educational activities in middle schools, high schools, and juvenile justice facilities throughout the United States. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these

performances and educational events may take place virtually or in person between August 1,

2020, and July 31, 2021.

Officially established in 2007, Shakespeare at Notre Dame's mission is to fuse the University’s pursuit of compassionate social justice with the study of the works of William Shakespeare. The program’s reach extends deep into the South Bend community, with a number of community-focused events every year, and beyond, to audiences from over a dozen countries across the world.

About the Indiana Arts Commission

The Indiana Arts Commission works to positively impact the cultural, economic, and educational climate of Indiana by providing responsible leadership for and public stewardship of artistic resources for all of our state's citizens and communities.

About Arts Midwest

Arts Midwest believes that creativity has the power to inspire and unite humanity. Based in

Minneapolis, Arts Midwest grows, gathers, and invests in creative organizations and

communities throughout the nine-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota,

North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more.