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Victory Gardens Theater

Chicago, Illinois
www.victorygardens.org

Victory Gardens Theater was awarded $1,935,000 between 1981 and 2020, including 20 grants in Culture, Equity, and the Arts in Chicago and Chicago Commitment.

$225,000

2020 • 3 years • Culture, Equity, and the Arts in Chicago

Victory Gardens Theater performs new theater works, develops a culturally diverse community of theater artists, conducts education and outreach programs, and provides opportunities for community engagement. The company renovated the historic Biograph Theater in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, which includes a 259-seat main stage and a 109-seat studio theater. Victory Gardens reaches nearly 40,000 individuals annually through its performances, education, and outreach activities. This award provides general operating support to Victory Gardens as part of the Foundation's Culture, Equity, and the Arts program.

$40,000

2019 • 2 years

Victory Gardens Theater performs new theater works, develops an ethnically and culturally diverse artistic community of theater artists, conducts education and outreach programs, and provides opportunities for community engagement. It reaches more than 30,000 individuals annually through its performances, education, and outreach activities. With this International Connections Fund award, Chicago-based Victory Gardens Theater creates a new script exploring U.S. race relations in collaboration with a Palestinian actor, director, and playwright based in Israel.

$262,500

2015 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

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.

$157,500

2012 • 3 years • Chicago Commitment

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.

$150,000

2009 • 3 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over three years).

$250,000

2004 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of new operations (over two years).

$170,000

2004 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over five years).

$70,000

2001 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over two years).

$35,000

1999 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations.

$105,000

1996 • 3 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over three years).

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