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Fox Theatre Institute

The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) is a dynamic outreach program offering 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 - FTI 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, FTI 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 $2.7 million in financial support as well as shared its organizational experience with more than 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 10-year anniversary in 2018 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. 

Friends of the Fox

The Friends of the Fox membership program is a great way to get involved with the theatre and support the theatre’s community engagement arm. 

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.

Grants Program

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. 

Contact The Fox Theatre Institute

  • 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

The Fox Theatre Institute would like to thank its sponsors for their generous support.