Fulton Theatre’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit and School Scholarship Program creates opportunities for partnerships with schools and educators to provide meaningful theatre arts learning opportunities for students. Opportunities to participate in Fulton’s EITC program include:
- School Day Matinee Bus Funds to transport students from the school to Fulton Theatre. Classroom teacher must meet with a Fulton Theatre Teaching Artist to plan one theatre arts unit to support the trip. Click here to learn more about this year’s School Day Matinees.
- School Day Matinee Scholarship Fees for up to 6 classrooms to participate in a pre- or post-show workshop at the theatre or in the classroom.
- Neighborhood Bridges Residency Grant provides the opportunity for a classroom to participate in 12+ sessions of the nationally recognized Neighborhood Bridges program. A critical literacy program developed by the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Bridges empowers students to become animators of their own lives. Teaching artists use storytelling, theatre, dance, puppetry and creative writing to transform classrooms into communities where students think independently and work collectively. Artists collaborate with teachers and work to integrate curricula content. Program includes Professional Cooperative Learning between teachers and teaching artists. Click here to learn more about the Neighborhood Bridges Program
- School Day Matinee Student Ticket Scholarships cover a partial cost of student tickets. If a school is granted a scholarship, the student cost is 25% of the normal fee.
In addition to the online application, the school administrator and classroom teachers must sign and submit this Memo of Agreement. Click here to download the Memo of Agreement.
Applications are considered and partners are named four times each year based on fund availability (August, October, January, March). All applications are considered at each cycle.