The Shubert Foundation Theater Initiatives:

Shubert Theater Arts Partnership Program
Shubert/MTI Broadway Junior Musical Theater Program


The Shubert Arts Partnership Program

Application Deadline is Monday, November 30, 2015

Through generous funding from the Shubert Foundation, The Shubert Theater Arts Partnership program provides Elementary and Middle schools-- identified as in need of arts supports-- with the opportunity to participate in a fully funded substantive two-year theater program during the spring of 2015.  Selected schools receive up to $10,300 in arts education support, helping them meet compliance with New York State instructional requirements. Chosen schools will receive fully funded direct student service residencies, professional development and planning support in Year One. Schools then receive $5,150 in matching funds for Year Two.  Active participation by the principal, the arts-education liaison and staff is both mandatory and critical to the success of the partnership. This program draws upon the expertise of ArtsConnection teaching artists to help schools develop student learning in the arts and devise a strategic plan to sustain a theater program beyond the life of the grant.

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Shubert/MTI Broadway Junior Musical Theater Program

The Application Deadline has passed.

The Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International (MTI) Broadway Junior program is a significantly funded opportunity to strengthen the arts in your school through musical theater. This dynamic program supports NYC public middle schools as they produce, rehearse and perform a one hour musical in Winter/Spring of 2016.

Click here to watch a short film showcasing the Broadway Junior Program in action.

Broadway Junior Documentary from NYCDOE OASP on Vimeo.

Shubert/MTI Broadway Junior, a partnership among the Shubert Foundation, Music Theatre International and the NYC Department of Education, provides up to $10,500 in artistic services and theater resources to engage schools in the process of creating a sustainable theater program while developing creative life-long learners.

The Application deadline has passed.
Click here for the 2015-2016 program information and application.

The goals of the Broadway Junior Program are to:

  • Support middle schools to develop sustainable quality arts education programs
  • Engage students in the joyful process of creating musical theater (rehearsal, design, and performance)
  • Foster a strong educational community as students, teachers, staff, and families all “play a role”
  • Encourage the connection of arts programming to curriculum study in all content areas

The program provides schools with a professional teaching artist to advise and assist teachers and students throughout the process of producing their musical. Schools also receive:

  • Significant funding to subsidize teacher per session costs
  • Professional development workshops for teachers
  • Resources including the Broadway Junior Showkit (see application)
  • The unique opportunity for students to perform in a city-wide theater event
  • Student discount tickets to a Broadway show

Click here to watch a short testimonial film celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Shubert/MTI Broadway Junior.

Click here for a list of schools currently participating in the program.

Click below to download a report or case study about this program:
June 2009 case study (PDF)
November 2009 report (PDF)

Contact Peter Avery at with any questions.



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