Better known as The Imaginists, Knights of Indulgence Theatre United States is an experimental theater company in Sonoma County that produces work investigating the intersection of art and community. It reaches 5,400 people each year through a series of performances and educational programs that are often site-specific, bilingual, and reflect the organization’s commitment to including a wide range of voices in its artistic processes. Renewed funding will support The Imaginists to establish a fellowship program for emerging artists, present one work in San Francisco each year, and develop a strategic plan to help strengthen its administrative and development practices.
About the Grantee
461 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401-8502, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
The Knights of Indulgence Theatre (The Imaginists Theatre Collective) (Santa Rosa, CA) – GOS; $30,000/3; 8% of organizational budget The Imaginists Theatre Collective (ITC) creates original theatre experiences for and with a growing audience comprised of a population diverse in background, ethnicity, age and socio-economic status. For the past eight years, three in a storefront performance space in downtown Santa Rosa, ITC has produced nine productions per year, reaching 3,000 audience members through site-specific, community-based, bilingual, youth, classic and original works that consistently push at the limits and possibilities of theatre, including the annual free bicycle touring show El Arte es Medicina/ Art is Medicine. Hewlett support will enable ITC to focus its efforts in three distinct areas: human resources (paying staff and artists, training artists), financial stability (board, staff and organizational development), and visibility (expanding the audience base).