Free Tickets for Area Non-Profits—Broadway for a Better World Grant Cycle Opens Again!

DREAMS of Wilmington

The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College and The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County are pleased to announce that the Broadway for a Better World grant cycle has opened once again. Grants may be submitted for this cycle from Wednesday, December 15, 2021, until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2021. Previous applicants are welcome to apply again.

The Broadway for a Better World initiative is funded through the tremendous generosity of private donors, with the mission of the theater experience and all of its associated benefits available to underserved populations, particularly young people under the age of eighteen. The grant program is administered by the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, and grant recipients are selected by an independent committee. Nonprofit organizations in New Hanover and Pender counties may apply to receive tickets to Wilson Center PNC Broadway or Stars Series performances. Previous grant recipients have included the following organizations, and more:

● Brigade Boys & Girls Club
● DisAbility Resource Center
● Domestic Violence Shelter & Services
● Elderhaus PACE
● Firefighters’ Burned Children Fund of Coastal Carolina
● Good Shepherd Center
● Open House Youth Shelter of Coastal Horizons
● StepUp Wilmington
● Theatre for All
● Volunteer Older Citizens Action League (VOCAL)

Amy Jeffrey, Interim Executive Director for DREAMS says, “For the past several years, DREAMS students and families have been the grateful recipients of tickets through the generosity of Broadway for a Better World and The Wilson Center. These experiences are too often outside the financial reach of many of our culturally-minded students and families. Opportunities such as this initiative provides are critical aspects of creating equitable access to the arts and quite often put young people on new and exciting career paths.”

In addition to these outstanding non-profit community groups, Broadway for a Better World directly supported the growth and education of students at Cape Fear Community College through ticket grants to classes and student organizations. Since its inception, Broadway for a Better World has granted 1,184 tickets to community organizations and 475 tickets to Cape Fear Community College students.

For more information about Broadway for a Better World, its mission, or to apply for the ticket grant program, please visit our Broadway for a Better World page. Program offerings available to grant applicants can also be found on that web page.

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