Grantee Profile

Northlight Theatre

Grants to Northlight Theatre

  • $300,000

    2017 (Duration 5 years)

    Chicago Commitment

    SKOKIE, ILLINOIS — Northlight Theatre produces at least five shows each year that include contemporary dramas, intimate musicals, and refreshed classics. It also develops new plays through its Interplay program, conducts arts education in Chicago Public Schools, and provides opportunities for audiences to engage with artists. More than 50,000 people attend its performances each year. This award recommends five years of renewed general operating support to Northlight Theatre.

  • $15,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

    SKOKIE, ILLINOIS — In support of an artistic exchange with Ireland. Northlight's first co-production of a new work will premiere in Chicago and then at the Galway Arts Festival.

  • $262,500

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

    SKOKIE, ILLINOIS — This grant provides renewed multi-year general operating support to Northlight Theatre, the largest regional theatre outside of downtown Chicago. It produces contemporary dramas, musicals, and refreshed classics. It introduces new work through its play development and reading program. Northlight has mounted over 185 productions including more than 40 world premieres, many of which were commissioned by, and first produced at Northlight. It has over 6,000 subscribers of which 80% renew each year, and presents to audiences of more than 60,000 annually. Northlight also offers educational programming that includes student matinees and the arts education in schools taught by thirty trained teaching artists.

  • $240,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

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

  • $90,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

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

  • $30,000

    1992 (Inactive Grant)

    SKOKIE, ILLINOIS — To develop an organizational strategic plan.

  • $7,500

    1992 (Inactive Grant)

    SKOKIE, ILLINOIS — A technical assistance grant for a national search for a managing director.

  • $100,000

    1991 (Inactive Grant)

    SKOKIE, ILLINOIS — To renovate the Coronet Theatre and establish a cash reserve fund to be used for artistic enhancement.

  • $80,000

    1991 (Inactive Grant)

    SKOKIE, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over two years).

  • $120,000

    1988 (Inactive Grant)

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

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Northlight Theatre $1,245,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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