The Imaginists

For The 2018 50 Arts Commissions For Theater, Spoken Word, And Musical Theater

  • Amount
    $150,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/21/2018
  • Term
    37 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
In recognition of the Hewlett Foundation’s 50th anniversary, the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative supports the creation and premiere of 50 exceptional works of performing arts. This grant will support "The Gun" (working title), a play that will explore gun culture and gun violence. Knights of Indulgence Theatre United States, better known as the Imaginists, will premiere "The Gun" in the San Francisco Bay Area no later than December 2021.
About the Grantee
Address
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).

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