Perseverance Receives Grant for Juneau Campus Performances
The projects were chosen from more than 1,200 applications as exceptional examples of creative placemaking.
ArtPlace America recently announced the award of more than one million dollars in grants to four Alaska organizations (Anchorage Park Foundation, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Perseverance Theatre, and the Sealaska Heritage Institute) for a variety of Creative Placemaking projects. The projects were chosen from more than 1,200 applications as exceptional examples of creative placemaking. Perseverance Theatre received a $250,000 grant to present the Rainforest Festival, a six-week, three-play theatre festival in Juneau. The productions will take place at locations around the city including its facility in Douglas, the University of Alaska Southeast, the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, and other venues downtown. Along with the three full productions, Perseverance will utilize the theatre artists to provide professional training opportunities, to engage in new play development work, and to present public readings of works in progress. A UAS partnership with Perseverance Theatre offers a minor in Theatre in which students receive university credit while studying acting, dramatic literature, playwriting and directing, or perform in and design a live theatre production.