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2018-2019 Grants

The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) proudly announces 13 grant recipients of the 2018-2019 Historic Preservation, Historic Structure Studies or Planning, and Technical Assistance and Service grant completing a record-breaking year of giving totaling $480,565 including the previously announced Urgent/Emergency Need grants. These grants allow Georgia’s historic theaters or structures to receive much needed financial assistance, restoration support, and operations mentoring.

As part of its ongoing commitment to Georgia’s historic theaters, the Fox Theatre’s newly expanded 2018-2019 FTI grant program seeks to provide significant economic and cultural impact to local communities across the state. FTI is part of the Fox Theatre’s overall strategic plan to further increase its impact and outreach.

The FTI Preservation Grant, also known as the ‘brick and mortar’ grant, is awarded on an annual basis and assists theaters in completing projects that directly affect the integrity of the building or structure itself. 

The 2018-2019 FTI Preservation Grant recipients are as follows:

  • Academy Theatre in Hapeville, GA - $25,000

  • Grove Theatre in Atlanta, GA - $100,000

  • Habersham Community Theatre in Clarkesville, GA - $49,400

  • Ritz Theatre/ Waycross Community Theatre in Waycross, GA - $19,625

  • Royal Theatre in Hogansville, GA - $51,250

  • Plaza Theatre Arts Center in Eatonton, GA - $66,400

  • Warrenton Cultural Center in Warrenton, GA - $17,600

  • Winterville Auditorium in Winterville, GA $47,500

Preservation Grants Total: $376,775

This year, FTI continued the Historic Structures Studies or Planning Grant. Recipients will receive support to complete a historic structure study or assistance in planning. Additionally, FTI will provide guidance on the study, including implementation process planning and securing project experts. 

The following organizations were awarded 2018-2019 Historic Structure Studies or Planning Grants:

  • Holly Theatre in Dahlonega, GA - $6,600

  • Imperial Theatre in Agusta, GA - $15,000

  • Sara O'Kelly Municipal Auditorium in Grantville, GA $32,190

Historic Structures Studies/ Planning Grants Total: $53,790

FTI also awarded Urgent or Emergency support Grants to historic theaters and related structures in emergency situations when immediate and unanticipated work is needed to save a historic structure.

The following organizations were awarded 2018-2019 Urgent or Emergency Support Grants:

  • Elba Theatre in Elba, AL - $25,000

  • Theatre Macon in Macon, GA - $25,000

Urgent/ Emergency Grants Total: $50,000