By Howard Pousner
Marietta’s Theatre in the Square and Atlanta’s Theatrical Outfit and True Colors Theatre Company will receive grants of $75,000 each from the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, the AJC has learned.
The fund is distributing $500,000 to 10 groups as part of its Atlanta Arts Recovery initiative launched last year to help small and midsized nonprofit arts organizations weather the recession. Part of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the fund distributed $1 million in two rounds of grants in 2009 (essentially doubling its giving), and plans to do the same this year and in 2011.
In addition to the three theater troupes, other groups receiving general operating support from the fund are: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison ($67,500), Actor’s Express ($65,000), Dad’s Garage ($50,000), Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville ($30,000), Atlanta Celebrates Photography ($25,000), Metropolitan Ballet Theatre ($25,000) and Atlanta Chamber