The Arts of the Pamlico (AOP) is pleased to announce the Fox Theatre Institute has awarded $50,000 in grant funding to support the replacement of the Historic Turnage Theatre roof structure.
This money is awarded through their 2018/2019 Urgent/Emergency Fund Grants designated for recent hurricane relief to Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina and is a one-time funding opportunity.
“The Fox Theatre Institute is excited to establish this new partnership in North Carolina.
We look forward to seeing the progress made at the Arts of Pamlico at the Turnage Theatre and the impact our investment supports in Washington.”
Leigh Burns | Director, Fox Theatre Institute
FTI is a dynamic outreach program of the Fox Theatre in Atlanta and offers historic preservation and operations expertise, consultation, and education to performing arts venues in Georgia and the region.
FTI’s funding kicks off AOP’s search for $455,000 to replace the over 100-year old roof that is leaking and failing after serving the theatre well for over 100 years.
About Fox Theatre Institute
The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) is a dynamic outreach program offering historic preservation and operations 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 respective communities. In 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.
FTI was founded in 2008 in response to a statewide need for assistance with the restoration and operation of Georgia’s historic theatres. Since that time, the Fox Theatre has committed more than $1 Million to sharing its experience with other theatres through FTI.
FTI provides historic preservation grants and guidance, offers professional development through seminars and strategic planning, and manages a statewide booking consortium, which encourages collaboration among arts presenters in Georgia and the region.