Grantee Profile

Victory Gardens Theater

Grants to Victory Gardens Theater

  • $262,500Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 5 years)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Victory Gardens Theater (Theater) develops and performs new theater works, develops an ethnically and culturally diverse artistic community of theater artists, conducts arts education programs, and provides opportunities for community engagement. It reaches more than 30,000 individuals through its performances, education, and outreach activities. This grant supports artistic, education, outreach, and operations activities.

  • $157,500Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant provides renewed multi-year general operating support to Victory Gardens Theater, which is nationally recognized for its commitment to the development of contemporary American plays and playwrights. Since its founding in 1974, the company has produced 288 plays, including 169 world premiere productions and more than 150 plays written by Chicago authors. In 2001, Victory Gardens received a Regional Theater Tony Award. It employs 300 artists and hosts audiences of 60,000 each year in its performances, community and educational programming.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of new operations (over two years).

  • $170,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Victory Gardens Theater $990,000 between 2002 and 2015.