BLUEBARN Theatre Receives ArtStock Grant From Peter Kiewit Foundation
BLUEBARN Theatre (www.bluebarn.org) is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 ArtStock Grant from the Peter Kiewit Foundation. These funds will support the BLUEBARN Artists’ Fund, an initiative to provide equitable compensation to all theatre artists working at the BLUEBARN. The Peter Kiewit Foundation is one of the key initial contributors to this fund.
BLUEBARN believes that artists should be honored for their work not only with applause but with a paycheck. The establishment of the Artists’ Fund supports BLUEBARN’s goal of providing payment for its creative artists on a par with other professional theatres in the region.
The Peter Kiewit Foundation developed the ArtStock initiative to “invest” in local arts and culture nonprofit organizations and strengthen the vibrancy of the Omaha arts and culture environment. ArtStock pursues this by offering a learning series that is co-designed and presented with grantees, and by providing capacity building grants to build organizational capacity, strengthen financial sustainability and improve operations.
The Peter Kiewit Foundation awards annual ArtStock grants through a competitive application and review process.
The BLUEBARN Theatre has been bringing professionally-produced plays to area audiences since 1989. Since its inception, BLUEBARN has produced over 100 plays and has established itself as Omaha’s professional contemporary theatre company. Striving to bring artistically significant scripts and professional production values to Omaha and the surrounding region, BLUEBARN is known for high-quality entertainment and the fearless pursuit of stories that challenge both theatre artists and patrons. For more information, visit www.bluebarn.org.