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Need funding help?

My name is Addie Schafer Benko. I am the CEO/Owner of Creative Stages (partnering professional teaching artists with classrooms/ communities), the Executive Director of both Virginia Thespians as well as Blue Ridge CAPPIES, and a contracted educator/artist. I was an educator for 7 years in the classroom and now going into my 10th year in the field, who was fortunate to receive grant money each year. I didn’t spend more than a few hours every few months and the reward pay off, was huge. I hope these resources are helpful for you.

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Grant Writing Resources

Grant writing can be daunting and overwhelming. Here are some ways to get you started and some grants you might be eligible for so we can bring the next artist into your classroom or community. 

-Money for School Programs Brainstorming

-Grant Writing Universal Deliverables document (getting started)

-How Theatre Education is STEM Education research for STEM resources 

-Starting resource of Eligible Grants, Resources & Deadlines


I am happy to help you further, review grant applications as time allows, and coordinate so we can get the next artist/ industry instructor to you today! Let's connect.

‪(571) 577-9645‬

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