The Kentucky Center for the Arts
BROWN THEATRE RENTAL ASSISTANCE GUIDELINES & APPLICATION
 
The Brown Theatre is pleased to offer a limited opportunity to obtain theatre rental assistance for qualifying groups who produce stage programs at the Brown Theatre. Rental assistance awards may be used for Brown Theatre expenses including rehearsal and performance time, technical personnel and other fees as appropriate. Grant Funds will be applied at settlement and can only be used to support facility expenses.  See criteria and priorities below.
 
Assistance of up to $1000 will be awarded.

ASSISTANCE APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCESS:

  • Applications will be reviewed as they are received and awarded within 45 days of receipt.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The organization must be a registered 501(c)(3) provides significant service to Jefferson County residents.
  • The organization must have an annual operating budget of less than $300,000.
  • All programs and projects submitted as part of this grant request must be open to the public.
  • Applicants must have a date held or secured on the Brown Theatre's booking Calendar.
  • Funds may be used only for Brown Theatre expenses.
  • Special considerations for programming scheduled May thru August.
  • Funds must be used within 1 year of receiving approval.


BROWN THEATRE PRIORITIES:

Successful applications will address one or more of the following priorities:
  • Organizations and/or projects that serve youth, underserved communities, and/or benefits the community at large.
  • Projects that include new work, new artists, and/or new organizations

APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCEDURES:
  • Please complete the attached Application form in full. Applications may be submitted electronically, by mail,. (Appropriate contact/address information is located at the top of the application.)
  • A project cost estimate must be obtained from the Brown Theatre Manager.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. All information must be submitted with the original application; once submitted, no information may be added.

Up to 16 grants will be awarded to qualified applications on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Should you have questions prior to submitting your application, please contact: Will Richards at wrichards@kentuckycenter.org.

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* 1. Organization Name

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* 2. Name/Title of Contact Person

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* 3. Phone

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* 4. Email

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* 5. Street Address

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* 6. City, State, Zip

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* 7. Website

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* 8. Project Title

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* 9. I confirm that my organization is registered as a non-profit 501(c)3.  (Required for consideration for this application)

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* 10. Is this project currently contracted with the Brown Theatre?

On the following questions, please be concise.

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* 11. DESCRIBE THE PROJECT FOR WHICH THE REQUESTED ASSISTANCE  IS TO BE USED, INCLUDING THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS, TARGET AUDIENCE, AND YOUR GOALS FOR THE PROJECT.

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* 12. DESCRIBE THE PROJECT’S THEATRICAL NEEDS. (Include the number of rehearsal days and performance days in the Brown Theatre, any equipment needed, and any other special needs.)

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* 13. BRIEFLY DESCRIBE THE WAYS IN WHICH THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES THE BROWN THEATRE’S STATED PRIORITIES FOR THIS ASSISTANCE REQUEST.

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* 14. BRIEFLY DESCRIBE YOUR ORGANIZATION. (Include a brief history, your mission, and brief bios for primary artists and management personnel.)

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* 15. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU THINK IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION OR THIS PROJECT?

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* 16. PLEASE PROVIDE A BASIC BUDGET FOR THE PROJECT, INCLUDING EXPECTED INCOME AND EXPENSES ALONG WITH A COPY OF YOUR OPERATING BUDGET. (Include sources and amounts, and indicate whether funds have been secured or are awaiting final approval.)

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