Theatre B is proud to announce that it has been selected for general operating support by The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation. The grant will help fuel Theatre B’s vision of honoring artists for their work and support the overall operation of Theatre B.
Theatre B seeks to elevate the position of theatre artists in the community, so that their artistic work is valued, sought after and respected. Funding from The McKnight Foundation will help achieve this by continuing to hold high standards for production quality, paying artists in varying disciplines for their contributions to the organization, and challenging artists to train, practice, explore new forms, and take risks.
Theatre B Executive Director Carrie Wintersteen: “Funding from the McKnight Foundation represents a significant validation of Theatre B's work in the community, particularly in our support of individual artists and in making "high quality art" available to more citizens in more communities. Because the McKnight Foundation has a long and respected history of successful granting in the arts, this award has also increased Theatre B's profile and credibility for other funders.”
The McKnight Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations. Through grantmaking, collaboration, and encouragement of strategic policy reform, we use our resources to attend, unite, and empower those we serve. Program interests include regional economic and community development, Minnesota’s arts and artists, early literacy, youth development, Midwest climate and energy, Mississippi River water quality, neuroscience and international crop research, and community-building in Southeast Asia.