|National Music Theater Conference Artistic Director Paulette Haupt and The War Dept writer Jim Bauer watch Zakiya Young in rehearsal at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. The production was sponsored in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation. Photo: A. Vincent Scarano|
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.
Sponsorships 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 sponsored year-long Weill festival was profiled in the Kurt Weill Newsletter.
|Street Scene at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, part of a sponsored year-long Kurt Weill festival. Photo: Mark Lyons|