Perseverance Theatre wins $600K in grants

Posted: Thursday, January 06, 2011

Perseverance Theatre won a pair of multi-year grants totalling $600,000 to support existing and new initiatives, according to a press release issued last week by the theater.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York City awarded Perseverance $350,000, while Anchorage’s Rasmuson Foundation provided $250,000.

Both foundations have given to Perseverance in the past, the release states. The Mellon foundation supported the Alaskan conservatory in the 1990s, while the Rasmuson Foundation helped the theater expand its building in the 1980s.

“Perseverance Theatre has a great track record in organizational and artistic excellence, and is an important partner in the foundation’s work in Alaska,” stated Diane Kaplan, a spokeswoman for the Rasmuson Foundation, in the release. “We are excited by Perseverance’s progressive thinking about ways to build our state’s vibrant cultural sector and involve more Alaskans in its innovative work.”

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