Quincy Community Theatre sees funding increases
8 months ago
The Community Foundation and Illinois Arts Council are showing support for Quincy Community Theatre’s 2013 programming.
The Illinois Arts Council has increased its funding for QCT from $8,000 to $10,000. In this era of downsizing, the increase stands as a testament to the quality and success of QCT’s programs, shows, outreach programs, and partnerships with area businesses.
QCT has also received a grant from the Community Foundation for “The Viola Project,” made possible by the Community Foundation of the Quincy Area’s Unrestricted Endowment Funds. Hailing from Chicago, “The Viola Project” utilizes the performance and understanding of Shakespeare to empower young women ages 8-18. Girls are encouraged to “find their voices” as they act in a space where gender, race, and age irrelevant. This week-long workshop will ultimately culminate in a sharing session for family and friends.
QCT will partner with Madonna House, Transitions, and Chaddock, as well as the actresses in QCT’s Student Theatre Program, to bring this invaluable program to Quincy youth.
The second grant, made possible by the Community Foundation of the Quincy Area’s Arthur O. & Lela B. Lindsay Fund, supports both “The Viola Project” and the rest of QCT’s 2013 programming.
QCT provided information for this report.