Northern Sky Theater is pleased to announce that it has received a matching grant of $11,000 from the Wisconsin Arts Board to support its ongoing commitment to writing and developing new musicals as well as an $8,000 CARES Act Grant as a form of emergency support due to the pandemic.
The CARES Act Grant stands for Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security and is made possible with additional CARES Act funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
State grants are awarded through a competitive process. The Wisconsin Arts Board works to foster the quality of life, the effectiveness of arts in education, and the evolution of our State’s creative economy. These grants indicate that Northern Sky provides a high level of quality in its programs, community outreach and administration and is a mainstay of the tourism economy in Door County.
In April, the Wisconsin Arts Board created an emergency relief program for Wisconsin nonprofit arts organizations that canceled exhibitions, performances, educational outreach and fundraising events. These organizations are expecting a decline in contributions from corporations, foundations and individual donors.
“We are deeply grateful for the ongoing support of the Wisconsin Arts Board over the years to enable our one-of-a-kind mission of creating a body of regionally relevant work for the professional stage,” stated Dave Maier, managing director. “That work is ongoing while we wait to be together again.”
He added, “The additional grant in 2020 will help us weather a season without any revenue generated through ticket sales as we begin to assess what recovery might look like in 2021.
The Wisconsin Arts Board is the state agency that nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, promotes the arts, supports the arts in education, stimulates community and economic development and serves as a resource for people of every culture and heritage in Wisconsin’s communities.
100 Women Who Care – Northern Door County
Northern Sky also received generous support from the 100+ Women Who Care Northern Door County chapter in the amount of $3,000. The mission of 100+ Women Who Care is to connect like-minded women to make a meaningful contribution to our local community. Northern Sky was nominated for the award by Lynn Barkinge.
The first ever virtual quarterly meeting of 100+ Women Who Care for 2020 was held July 21st. Over 300 members strong, this philanthropic giving circle of women started in July of 2018 and has raised over $138,00 for local Door County nonprofit organizations. To join or for more information visit www.100wwcnortherndoor.org.