City Center Encores!
In 2018, City Center Encores! celebrated its 25th season of song and dance. From the very beginning, Encores! has brought classic American musicals back into the spotlight with concert productions that remain true to each show’s era and style. For seven performances only, these gems are polished up for a modern audience after just 10 days of rehearsal.
In 2018, The Shull Foundation for the Arts supported the 25th Season, including Hey Look Me Over! In 2019, The Shull Foundation will support the revival of High Button Shoes, including education programs related to the production for high school students.
Culture For One
Culture For One organizes and takes a small group of children or a single child living in foster care to experience a theatrical, music, or dance performance or to visit a museum or a company involved in culture. We also provide arts scholarships, workshops, career connections, and creative projects, as well as individual encouragement and support.
In 2018, The Shull Foundation for the Arts supported Culture For One by sponsoring evenings at the theatre for foster care children in Culture For One's programs.
The Drama League of New York
The Drama League of New York, one of the United States' oldest artist development organizations, is dedicated to creating transformative moments that secure the path of professional theatre artists, their work and their careers.
In 2017, The Shull Foundation for the Arts supported the entire season program of The Drama League's award-winning Directors Project, which includes fellowships, residencies, and exchanges for early-career directors, and pre-collegiate education for underserved students interested in the field. It included, among other initiatives, the Leo Shull New Musicals Directing Fellowship, New Visions/New Voices, and DirectorFest, the annual festival of new artists in New York City. In 2018-19, the Foundation continued its support of the organization, including an expansion of the fellowship experience for musical theatre directors.
Kaufman Music Center
The Kaufman Music Center stimulates appreciation of and participation in music through music performance and education in ways that awaken creativity, advance innovation and create a sense of wonder among performers, students, teachers and the public at large. At Kaufman Music Center, music lovers - from curious fans to renowned performers - come together to explore their musical passions.
In 2018, The Shull Foundation for the Arts supported the Summer Musical Theatre Program for Children at Kaufman Music Center.
National Dance Institute
Each year, National Dance Institute transforms the lives of thousands of New York City public school children and their communities. Under the artistic direction of Ellen Weinstein and a staff of professional teaching artists, NDI uses dance and music to instill in students a love of the arts, a passion for learning, and a desire to strive for their personal best.
In 2018, The Shull Foundation for the Arts subsidized classes for elementary school students at National Dance Institute.