|The Center Theatre has been awarded $2,700 from the Maine Community Foundation’s Piscataquis County Fund. The grant dollars will be used to build board and staff capacity, according to Patrick Myers, the theater’s executive director.
“We’ll be using the support to send members of our staff and board to various trainings and workshops this year. It will help to educate new board members about the role and responsibilities of nonprofit board members,” said Myers. “And for the staff, we’re looking at volunteer management, social media and marketing, as well as nonprofit management as areas in which to provide training.”
The Maine Community Foundation has a long history of supporting the Center Theatre via grants from various funds. “They’ve supported us through the purchase of energy-efficient LED spotlights, helped us grow our community theater, supported our drama camp, and were instrumental in beginning our Endowment Fund,” said Myers.
“As we celebrate out 10th Anniversary, we are very grateful to the Maine Community Foundation and the Piscataquis County Fund for their generous support over the past decade,” Myers said. “This most recent grant is just another testimony to their commitment to our community. This grant will support training for our staff and board that will ensure that the Center Theatre remains vibrant and sustainable for many more years.”
The Center Theatre is a nonprofit performing arts center dedicated to making the arts a part of life in the Maine Highlands. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Center Theatre re-opening its doors to produce affordable entertainment, arts and education.
For more information on the theatre or its programming contact the Center Theatre at 564-8943, stop by their 20 East Main Street location between 10 AM and 3 PM on weekdays, or visit centertheatre.org.