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Challenge Grant: Let’s rise to meet it!

Walden Theatre and Blue Apple Players are working together to become the region’s most comprehensive theatre conservatory and education provider for school children, their families, and teachers.

And now, thanks to a grant by the SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration (NYC), we have the opportunity to secure generous support for the merger process.

Gifts made to Walden/Blue Apple by December 31st go toward a $30,000 challenge goal required to secure this prestigious national foundation’s support. Our merger was selected as one of only 18 funded projects in the last 5 years, and it’s only the fourth arts organization to ever receive a grant.

Your tax-deductible gift of support and your leadership in sharing this challenge with friends & colleagues ensures that we can meet this challenge.

Walden Theatre and Blue Apple Players were each founded in 1976 and have worked closely together for nearly a decade – collaborating on public school programs, productions, training, fund development and arts advocacy. We share a proud history of developing generations of collaborative, empathetic, confident, and creative young people using the power of drama education. Together, our goal is to deliver the highest quality programs and strongest achievable outcomes to more children, more families, more teachers and more schools by maximizing the financial, artistic and educational strengths of our two organizations.

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New Allan Cowen prize goes to Managing Director Alison Huff


We’re excited to pass along cool news about Walden Theatre’s Managing Director Alison Huff, who was just awarded the Allan Cowen Innovation Fund for Advancement of the Arts Grant by Louisville’s Fund for the Arts.

That’s a mouthful. So what does this mean?

Alison will be awarded $5,000-$10,000 to pursue professional development at the Harvard University Business School, specifically attending an executive education program on strategic nonprofit management and visiting Project Zero, Harvard’s education research hub.

She’ll be bringing back top-flight ideas from a top-flight program packed and sharing them as our company moves forward (and with the arts community at large, of course).

Here’s a bit from Elizabeth Kramer’s article about the award:

This year the prize — called the Allan Cowen Innovation Fund for Advancement of the Arts Grant — marks the first time the organization is presenting what it is planning to be an annual award that can have a value between $5,000 and $10,000. – See more at: http://blogs.courier-journal.com/artsbureau/2014/04/10/walden-theatre-leaders-wins-allan-cowen-prize/#sthash.p3zJ6RqC.dpuf

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