Northern Sky Theater has received a $11,000 matching grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board to support its ongoing commitment to developing new musicals and an $8,000 CARES Act grant as a form of emergency support during the pandemic.
State grants are awarded through a competitive process, so they are an indication of Northern Sky’s high-quality programs, community outreach and administration.
“We are deeply grateful for the ongoing support of the Wisconsin Arts Board over the years to enable our one-of-a-kind mission of creating a body of regionally relevant work for the professional stage,” said Dave Maier, managing director. “That work is ongoing while we wait to be together again. The additional grant in 2020 will help us weather a season without any revenue generated through ticket sales as we begin to assess what recovery might look like in 2021.”
Northern Sky also received $3,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care–Northern Door County Chapter (100+WWC, 100wwcnortherndoor.org), which is now more than 300 members strong. Lynn Barkinge nominated the theater organization for consideration.