R.I.S.E. Grants

High school theatre teachers and educators – a reminder to get your applications in forNBC’s R.I.S.E. America Project, an incredible opportunity for your school’s theatre program to receive $10,000 this year!

The process is simple. By submitting a 500-word essay, a two-minute video, andone recommendation letter, your school will be eligible to receive one of 50 awarded grants from NBC and the Educational Theatre Foundation.

The deadline is February 6 and we look forward to hearing how your school’s theatre program and community can benefit with help from us this spring.


R.I.S.E. (Recognizing and Inspiring Student Expression) America will award 50 high schools a $10,000 grant that will enable them to enhance or revitalize their theatre programs. The winning schools can use the grant money to cover various critical needs, including master classes and production expenses. Inspired by the network’s upcoming Jason Katims drama “Rise,” (Special Premiere March 13), which follows the effects a high school theatre department has on its surrounding community, NBC and ETF have launched this program to support high school theatre programs across the country.