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Fox Theatre Institute

The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) is a dynamic outreach program of the Fox Theatre that offers historic preservation and operations expertise, consultation, and educational support to performing arts venues in Georgia and the southeast region.

Created by Atlanta's Fox Theatre - an iconic attraction widely applauded for being a catalyst for positive change in the community - the Fox Theatre pays it forward, helping other cultural institutions renew, reinvigorate, and restore artistic vitality in their respective communities. In keeping environmental and economic impact top of mind, the Fox offers financial assistance, restoration support, and often operations mentoring to leverage sometimes scarce resources and stimulate local economies.

FTI was founded in 2008 in response to a statewide need for assistance with the restoration and operation of Georgia's historic theatres. Since that time, the Fox Theatre has now awarded more than $3.2 million in financial support, as well as shared its organizational experience with over seventy other theatres. FTI provides historic preservation grants and guidance, offers professional development through seminars and strategic planning, and manages Georgia Presenters – a statewide booking consortium encouraging collaboration among arts presenters in Georgia and the region.

The Fox Theatre Institute celebrated its 15-year anniversary in 2023 and is now in the process of planning the next ten impactful years leading up to the 100th anniversary of the Fox Theatre, Atlanta’s premier National Historic Landmark.



Fox in a Box

Fox in a Box is an interactive school exhibit that focuses on how important events in the Fox Theatre’s timeline intersect with key classroom lessons.

Restoration & Preservation Grants

The Fox Theatre Institute Grant Program's goal is to award funding for historic theatres in the state of Georgia and when possible in the southeast. Grants will be awarded to projects designed to provide significant economic and cultural impact to the communities they serve. Grant award winners often additionally receive operations expertise and guidance through seminars, and strategic planning fostering professional development. 

Georgia Presenters

Georgia Presenters is a statewide booking consortium, founded and managed by the Fox Theatre, that encourages collaboration among arts presenters in Georgia and the region.

Other Resources


Learn how to get involved by contacting us today!


  • Leigh Burns
    Director, Fox Theatre Institute
    Phone: 404.881.2003
    Fax: 404.872.2972
  • Maggie Fuller
    Community Engagement Manager, Fox Theatre Institute
    Phone: 404.881.2023
    Fax: 404.872.2972
  • Kaitlin Helmholtz 
    FTI Program Assistant, Fox Theatre Institute
  • Email 
    Phone: 404.881.2050
    Fax: 404.872.2972

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