Cherry Creek Theatre Company will participate in $43 million program
Cherry Creek Theatre today announced that it is a grantee recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen the organizational capacity and programming of small and mid-size cultural organizations within Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Through the $43 million multi-year initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide unrestricted general operating support as well as arts management training in areas that include fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, and board development.
“We are absolutely delighted to receive this grant as we believe it will provide a viable plan designed to secure the future of the theatre,” said Mark Rossman, chairman of the Cherry Creek Theatre board of directors. Mr. Rossman and his wife, Maxine Rossman, co-founded the organization in 2010 to bring quality, professional theater to the Cherry Creek neighborhood.
AIM targets arts nonprofits because of the vital role that they play in building communities, driving local economies and supporting artists. “The arts inspire people, provide jobs, and strengthen communities,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies. “This program is aimed at helping some of the country’s most exciting cultural organizations reach new audiences and expand their impact.”