Porthouse Theatre Awarded Ohio Arts Council Grant | Kent State University

Porthouse Theatre Awarded Ohio Arts Council Grant

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University's summer professional theatre, was awarded a $23,615 sustainability grant by the Ohio Arts Council during the body's summer board meeting in July.Actors perform on stage at Porthouse Theatre on the grounds of Blossom Music Center during the summer 2015 production of Hairspray.

The grant helps Porthouse Theatre provide high-quality theatre and arts education to the Northeast Ohio community. Specifically, the grant allows Porthouse Theatre to continue offering its academies for high school, college and international students, as well as community nights that provide free tickets to patrons that otherwise would not be able to attend the theatre.

According to the Ohio Arts Council, sustainability grants "are awarded to the largest and most administratively sophisticated organizations in the state's arts and culture ecosystem … that [position] Ohio as a national leader in creativity, artistry and cultural wealth."  

Porthouse Theatre thanks Gov. John Kasich, the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate for recognizing the importance of the arts and for once again supporting the Ohio Arts Council.

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