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The Leo Shull Foundation for the Arts

Supporting Artists, Preserving History

 

Advocating for creative communities... 

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Areas of Focus


ENABLING THE FUTURE: ARTIST GRANTS

Beginning in 2018, The Leo Shull Foundation for the Arts will launch programs to help emerging artists engage and explore theatrical history as they create new works for the future.  In 2019, The Leo Shull Foundation will open its performance space and archive gallery in Manhattan, to be used by grant recipients and theatre companies to develop bold, challenging, and insightful to new works.


ENABLING THE FUTURE: GENIUS, INC.

Beginning in 2018, GENIUS, INC. will bring together some of the world's most accomplished artists to select and mentor emerging artists of the future. Awarding the next generation with financial support and expert guidance, GENIUS, INC. is the continuation of a program first developed by Leo Shull in the 1960's.


PRESERVING THE PAST: EXHIBITION/ARCHIVE GRANTS

Beginning in 2018, The Leo Shull Foundation will launch programs to preserve, present and archive the history of the American theatre for future generations.  A permanent public collection of the writings, publications, photography, articles, and artwork of Leo Shull, one of the impressarios of New York City's theatre community, will be open to the public in 2019.


PRESERVING THE PAST: TRENDS

Part blog, part magazine, part podcast, TRENDS seeks to explore the themes important to theatre makers today.  Inspired by the publications Leo Shull pioneered in the 20th century, TRENDS brings together the brightest minds in the theatre for thoughtful discussion and writing.  To launch in 2019.


 
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The future of the theatre is its most important concern.
— Leo Shull