|Street Scene by the Janiec Opera Company of the Brevard Music Center, part of a sponsored summer-long Kurt Weill festival. Photo: John Allen|
In addition to its established grant program, the Kurt Weill Foundation cultivates relationships with professional arts organizations and educational institutions in connection with major performance projects and initiatives. Organizations may approach the Foundation with ideas for major projects, and the Foundation may on occasion present proposals to the organizations. Collaborative projects are developed through extended discussion between the Foundation and the organizations, and the Foundation provides substantial funding in order to make them possible.
Collaborative performance initiatives might feature productions and/or audio/video recordings of Weill's or Blitzstein's stage works; festivals featuring Weill's music in a broader context; multiple performances in a series throughout a season or successive seasons or academic years; projects which include educational and scholarly components in conjunction with performances.
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's year-long Weill festival was profiled in the Kurt Weill Newsletter.