‘Broadway for a Better World’ initiative announced at CFCC’s Wilson Center

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A new program is opening up Broadway shows for those who otherwise may not get a chance to see a show up close and personal.

Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center, the Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County, and the Cape Fear Community College Foundation made the special community announcement Wednesday night before a performance of “The Sound of Music” at the Wilson Center.

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“Broadway for a Better World” is a new initiative and community partnership whose mission is to make performing arts accessible to under-served populations.

Non-profits in New Hanover and Pender counties will have the opportunity to apply for a grant, which will provide recipients with free tickets to Wilson Center PNC Broadway or Star Series performances.

“It’s just a wonderful opportunity with all of the arts that we have going on here for people who are least likely to be able to afford tickets to be able to come and see world-class Broadway presentations,” Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County Executive Director Rhonda Bellamy said.

The program will be solely funded through support from private donors.

Local organizations may apply for a grant starting December 7, 2017.

All non-profit organizations in New Hanover and Pender counties are eligible to apply, though CFCC said a majority of the tickets granted will go to organizations serving area youth.

The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County will lead an independent grant review committee which will assess the applications and make the grant award decisions on a quarterly basis.

To apply for a “Broadway for a Better World” grant, click here.

If you’d like to donate to “Broadway for a Better World,” click here, or call 910-362-7207.