November 29, 2022
For Immediate Release
Fox Theatre Awards Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts 2022-2023 Urgent/Emergency Grant
Fox Theatre Institute Funds $6,020.00 to Restore both Theater Restrooms.
Conyers, GA – The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI), a division of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, Inc., has awarded Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts a financial grant award for $6,020.00 to restore both CRCA Black Box Theater restrooms. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, FTI offers programming, consulting, and grant funding assistance to historic theaters and structures throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Overall, the FTI program has committed over $500,120 in three funding categories this grant cycle.
“With the Fox Theatre Institute’s grant of $6,020.00 we will be able to “restore and update both Theater restrooms which had become unsafe and in disrepair due to age and water issues” said Shelli Siebert, Executive Director. “We are grateful for the funding opportunity that allows us to continue to host, safely and comfortably the citizens and Theater goers of Conyers and Rockdale County.”
Now, at the beginning of their 15th year of service, FTI continues to support historic theaters, and the Fox Theatre’s 2022-2023 grant program seeks to provide significant economic and cultural impact to local communities both in Atlanta and beyond.
“Looking toward celebrating 15 years of serving historic theatres in Georgia and the Southeast, we are particularly excited to return to the full funding of our vital grant program. Numerous theatres in our region and nationally continue to recover from financial consequences of the global pandemic. The incredible investment of our Board of Directors will offer significant assistance,” said Allan Vella, President & CEO of the Fox Theatre. “While this is part of our ongoing support for these theatres through financial investment, we also hope to see the ancillary businesses benefit from greater attendance the expanding programming that ensures these local landmarks are even more beneficial for all.”
The FTI program has committed more than $2.7 million since launching in 2008. This grant is one of four grant funding categories through FTI – including Preservation, Historic Structures Studies or Planning, Technical Assistance and Services, and Urgent/Emergency Grant – all of which allows up to $500,000 of much needed statewide grant subsidy.
“Now in 2022, surviving a 17-month closure and a subsequent funding pause, we are thrilled to further invest in historic theatres here in the Southeast. Our work continues to expand and support important economic and community development connecting us all to imperative touchstones for the arts,” said Leigh Burns, Director of FTI. “Our investment outside the Fox with other theatres is reminiscent of the dedication and commitment of many before protecting and preserving the legacy of our own treasured national historic landmark theatre.”
FTI oversees numerous outreach programs including the “Fox in a Box,” a free interactive curriculum-based program for Georgia’s elementary schools; Georgia Presenters, an innovative statewide talent booking consortium; and Preservation Grants to encourage preservation of historic theatres with outside funding not readily available elsewhere.
For more information, please visit www.foxtheatre.org
About Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts
The Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts is the only source of high quality, diverse performing and visual art programs for the general public in Rockdale County. CRCA’s mission is to connect neighbors, cultivate artistic expression, and celebrate our community’s stories through the power of creativity and the arts. For more information on CRCA, visit https://conyersarts.org, connect on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or call 770-922-3143.
About Fox Theatre Institute
The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) is a dynamic outreach program offering historic preservation expertise, consultation, and education to performing arts venues in Georgia and the 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 backyards and beyond. Keeping environmental and economic impact top of mind, FTI offers the financial assistance, restoration support and operations mentoring needed to leverage scarce resources and stimulate local economies. Not only that, but it keeps the artistic pulse of beloved communities beating for decades to come. For more information, visit foxtheatreinstitute.org and please stay connected on Facebook and Instagram.
About the Fox Theatre
The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premier venues for live entertainment, welcoming more than 250 performances a year in its 4,665-seat theatre. From concerts to ballets, comedy, and movies, the historic venue attracts more than 500,000 visitors annually. The theatre also hosts over 100 annual private events like wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings, and association functions in two fabulous ballrooms. The Fox’s premium Marquee Club presented by Lexus, is a 10,000 sq. ft, three-story luxury bar accessible to all Club Level ticket holders or annual members of the Fox Theatre. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theatre. The Fox Theatre proudly acknowledges its partners for their generous support: Coca-Cola, Lexus, Georgian Terrace Hotel, Georgia Natural Gas, and Regions Bank. Tickets for all events are available at FoxTheatre.org, or toll-free at 855-285-8499. Stay connected by following the Fox Theatre on social via @theFoxTheatre on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Notable accolades 2022 IEBA Theatre of the Year; 2021 Billboard Magazine #1 Highest Grossing Theatre Worldwide (5,000 seats or less); 2021 Pollstar Magazine #2 Theatre Worldwide in Ticket Sales; 2021 Venues Now Magazine #2 Year-End Top Stops (2,001-5,000 seats); 2019 Venues Now #1 Top Stop of the Decade Award for Tickets Sold.