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Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation Receives Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Grant In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts To support Strategic Investment in the Arts

The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, is awarding The Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation, a grant of $1,126.00 to support their strategic investment in the arts and continuing education of their staff.

“All Americans should have access to the arts,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Grants such as this one to The Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation are an important part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ work to ensure people in communities both large and small across the nation have the opportunity to experience the arts.”

Leslie Lackamp, Board Member of the Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation relays: “This KCAIC/NEA grant to the Colonial Fox will fund, in part, our participation in the League of Historic America Theatres National Conference, which was held on July 13 through 17, 2019. The League’s national conference is the largest annual gathering of historic theatre professionals, community leaders, and service providers and suppliers. Professionals, volunteers and devotees join together to focus on identifying and sharing the tools, techniques and technologies required to sustain historic theatres as the centers of their communities.”

The Colonial Fox Theatre is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, whose mission is to restore the historic Colonial Fox Theatre to be an enduring dynamic cultural center enriching the quality of life and economic vitality of Pittsburg and surrounding communities.

About the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC) is focused on the creative industries sector of the Kansas economy. The Commission is dedicated to measuring, promoting, supporting and expanding the creative industries to grow the state's economy and create creative industry-related jobs.

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more.

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• Tools & Techniques - Segment 1
o ADA Plan Planning - or - What is an ADA Plan and Why Should My Theater Have One?
o Capital Campaigns 101 -- Raising Money for Renovation
o Historic Tax Credits – Another Possible Source in Your Fundraising Toolbox
o Life Beyond the Renovation: Plans to Survive the Day to Day Expectations and Operations of a Small Theatre
o Non-Profit Board Governance Best Practices
o Risky Business? Assessing Disaster Risks at your Historic Theatre
o The Power of the Historic Theatre
o Thriving in the Digital Age: A Candid Conversation on the Future of Technology

• Tools & Techniques - Segment 2
o Facilitation: An Introduction to the Technology of Participation Method for Meetings, Planning and Conversations
o History Matters: Research Basics for the Theatre Professional
o Making the Most of a Milestone: Using Your Anniversary as a Marketing and Fundraising Tool
o Maximize Your Marketing Opportunities: A Case Study with Augusta’s Miller Theater
o Saving a Piece of American Theater....One Family’s Success Story in Staten Island, NY
o The Effects of Poor Seated Posture on the Theatre-going Audience

• Tools & Techniques - Segment 3
o Fine Tuning Your Programming
o Netflix Kills Theatrical Cinema? NO WAY! Screening Movies Successfully in your Historic Theatres
o New Ways to Diversify and Expand Your Audience
o Reseating the Royal Alexandra Theatre: Considerations, Challenges & Opportunities
o Scaling Up: Using Facility Expansion to Strategically Grow your Organization and Increase its Overall Community Impact
o Thank U, Next: A Case Study for Creating Venue Experiences in the New Age
o The Perfect Ask

• Tools & Techniques - Segment 4
o A Guide to Theatre Marquees... Designing, Building, Installing, Maintaining
o Business Intelligence Matters: Using Data to Understand Donors and Unlock Wealth
o Celebrating John Eberson’s Genius: The Renovation of the Historic Tampa Theatre
o How to Manage Your Theatre's Risk
o Uncovering the History of Your Theatre or Cinema: Knowing Where to Look

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