Grantee Profile

Lucky Plush Productions

Grants to Lucky Plush Productions

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 11 months)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    RIVERSIDE, ILLINOIS — Lucky Plush Productions is an ensemble that combines dance and theater to engage with audiences in new ways. It has a national reputation for its complex choreography and its commentary on culture. Its approach to both its artistic work and its organizational structure emphasizes its creativity; it collaborates widely with performance arts groups and presenters; and it consistently hires and collaborates with the city’s most highly sought-after talent. A MacArthur Award recognizes organizations that have impactful programs, that are well-managed, and that are at an inflection point, where they are likely to grow either in size or influence. Lucky Plush Productions will allocate most of the Award to its reserve fund; a smaller portion will be used for new technology and marketing.

  • $45,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    RIVERSIDE, ILLINOIS — Lucky Plush is a small dance theatre company that creates ensemble-based work with complex choreography, innovative use of technology, and modern day themes. This grant will support travel, artist fees, and equipment/space rental for two original commissions, performances and workshops between Lucky Plush and three dance organizations in New Zealand: Unitech Institution of Technology (Auckland), New Zealand School of Dance (Wellington), and Southern Lights Dance Company (Christchurch).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Lucky Plush Productions $245,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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