Program Solicitation: Shakespeare in American Communities

Proposal Receipt Deadline: January 18, 2024

A program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Shakespeare in American Communities (SIAC) brings professional performances of William Shakespeare’s plays and related educational activities to middle and high school students in communities across the United States, including youth in juvenile justice facilities. For many students, these performances may be their first experience with live, professional theater—as well as their first interaction with the works of Shakespeare. Since SIAC’s inception in 2003, approximately 2.5 million students have participated in the program. In 2025, the program will expand its focus to include works inspired by Shakespeare, as well as offer apprenticeships for early and mid-career theater administrators and technicians.

The purpose of this program solicitation is to select an organization (Cooperator) to administer the SIAC program for the 2025-2026 school year.

Complete Program Solicitation