Next @ The Braid Arts Council

Jewish Women's Theatre
Program Name: 
Next @ The Braid Arts Council
Grant Year: 
2016
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Grant Amount: 
$150,000
Interest Area: 
Arts & Culture
Grant Purpose: 

Next @ The Braid Arts Council  creates a new artistic platform and community, connecting millennials with their Judaism as they write, produce, direct, and perform original works of their generation for their generation.

Description: 

Founded in 2008, Jewish Women's Theatre works to create, produce, and preserve diverse contemporary Jewish stories that empower and educate individuals, inspire community, and build cultural legacy. It presents unique  theatrical experiences which offer an alternative portal to Judaism, allowing audience and artists to explore and engage in Jewish life.

Grant Quote: 

"To be acknowledged and supported by the best of our community as being deserving of this gift is a great and humbling honor.  We are so excited to bolster and better serve our burgeoning community hub and professional home for Next Gen writers, actors, directors, producers, stage technicians and theatre lovers – with resources, structure, mentorship, hands on experiential learning, and leadership opportunities.”
-Janis Nelson, Board Chair, Jewish Women's Theatre