The Quad Cities Cultural Trust is excited to announce the 2022 grant recipients of the Adler Theater Fund. Five worthy local organizations have received a total of $245,000.  All grants will help underwrite programming at the Adler Theater.

The Quad Cities Cultural Trust partnered with the Adler Theater Foundation in November 2021.

This partnership’s goal was to advocate for the performing arts here in the Quad Cities and encourage organizations with programs that encourage diversity and equity to apply for funding to perform at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA.

The 2022 Adler Theater Fund applications opened in July/August. The Quad Cities Cultural Trust Board of Trustees reviewed the applications in September 2022.  This granting opportunity is a separate granting cycle, over and outside of QCCT’s traditional Spring Granting that the Quad Cities Cultural Trust has for it’s forever Partners.

Quad Cities Cultural Trust Grants $245,000 To Iowa And Illinois Organizations

“This Partnership is an example of non-profit excellence. While avoiding back-office duplication, we maximize resources to local non-profits so art and cultural investments remain strong in perpetuity because culture matters here, and it always will,” stated Scott Van Vooren, QCCT Chair.

The Quad Cities Cultural Trust and the Adler Theater Fund are excited to announce this year’s grant recipients.

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Adler Theatre is receiving funds to provide the community with Broadway series, concerts, comedy shows and urban plays that appeal to the African American, Latino and LGBQT communities. Some of the confirmed Broadway shows include Legally Blonde, Stomp, HairSpray, My Fair Lady and Annie.

  • Legally Blonde – November 20, 2022
  • Stomp – January 19, 2023
  • Hairspray – January 31, 2023
  • My Fair Lady – March 8, 2023
  • Annie – May 10, 2023

Ballet Quad Cities is receiving funds to provide the community with The Nutcracker, Rite of Spring and Our Will to Live.  Our Will to Live will be a world premiere program that will have performances right here in the Quad Cities.  Our Will to Live is a precedent-setting program that celebrates and dramatizes works by Jewish composers who fled the Nazis or tragically died in the camps during the Holocaust.

  • Our Will To Live (Out of the Darkness) – October 8, 2022
  • The Nutcracker – December 10 & 11, 2022
  • Rite of Spring – April 22, 2023
Quad Cities Cultural Trust Grants $245,000 To Iowa And Illinois Organizations

Ballet Quad Cities presents ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 10-11.

Breath of Encouragement is receiving funds to provide the community with a holiday production of Gold, Frankinscense and Myrrh that mirrors shows in Las Vegas and New York. This show is a soulful musical for all to enjoy just in time for the holiday season! Come take a journey with us as we amaze you with our interpretation of the Magi’s quest to find the One prophesied about for centuries in the scripture. Through music, dance, and narration, we will amaze your whole family leaving you entertained, inspired, and filled with joy this holiday season.

  • Gold, Frankinscense and Myrrh – December 17, 2022

Davenport Central Vocal Boosters, Inc. is receiving funds to provide the community with the Great River Show Choir Invitational which is a high school show choir competition where 19 high schools will compete from across 5-8 states.

  • Great River Show Choir Invitational – February 17 & 18, 2023
Quad Cities Cultural Trust Grants $245,000 To Iowa And Illinois Organizations

Quad Cities Cultural Trust was founded in 2007 with investments by The Bechtel Trusts, Hubbell-Waterman Foundation and John Deere Foundation.

Quad City Symphony Orchestra is receiving funds to provide the community with QCSO at the Movies concerts featuring family-oriented films with a live orchestra performance of the musical score.  The films will be shown on the large screen at the Adler Theatre with the QCSO onstage playing thrilling and uplifting scores from composers Nicholas Hooper and Alan Menken.  QCSO will present Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert and Disney’s animated Beauty and the Beast in Concert.

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – 2 Shows on November 19, 2022
  • Beauty and the Beast – May 13, 2023

To date, QCCT has granted over $14 Million dollars to art and cultural institutions. This new partnership will allow for more investments for our region, ultimately garnering even stronger cultural vitality and economic strength.

More information can be found at http://www.qcct.org

Quad Cities Cultural Trust Grants $245,000 To Iowa And Illinois Organizations
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Quad Cities Cultural Trust Grants $245,000 To Iowa And Illinois Organizations

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