WORKING THEATER - Original Commissioner
For 17 years, the Working Theatre has been dedicated to producing culturally diverse plays that explore the lives of working people and the issues they confront in an increasingly complex world. Our mission is twofold: to create theatre about and for working people. We strive to expose our labor and traditional audiences to some of the best theater being created anywhere, and make it financially accessible to them through our extensive audience development and outreach programs. The Company has garnered widespread recognition and critical acclaim for its writing, acting and directing, including two Drama Desk nominations and a Drama Desk award for Rob Ackerman's Tabletop, two Drama Desk nominations and two AUDELCO awards for Oyam's Let Me Live, and a prestigious grant from the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays for Michael Henry Brown's Ascension Day. The company has also been recognized for its pioneering efforts in community outreach and audience development.
THE FUND FOR WOMEN ARTISTS
The Fund for Women Artists is a non-profit arts service organization based in Western Massachusetts that is dedicated to increasing the diversity and employment of women in the arts. The Fund for Women Artists helps women obtain funding by providing free or low-cost grant-writing and other management services, and focuses on artists whose work features non-traditional images of women and who are working in theatre, film, or video.
Partial funding for Abundance has already been received from the following institutions:
- The National Endowment for the Arts
- The Rockefeller M.A.P. Fund
- The New York State Council on the Arts
- The Threshold Foundation
- Fund for Woman Artists
- National Performance Network
- Nathan Cummings Foundation
Initiative sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by