Lin-Manuel Miranda je pokrenuo program stipendiranja zajedno s nekoliko kazališnih tvrtki iz New Yorka.
Studenti iz siromašnih obitelji i oni drugih rasa će se moći prijaviti za šestsemestarski program, koji će ih osposobiti za rad u umjetničkim zanimanjima, kazalištu, filmskoj i glazbenoj industriji.
Oni koji ostvare pravo na stipendiju će moći studirati neke od kolegija, koji se održavaju u sklopu obrazovnih kurikuluma Nacionalnog kazališnog instituta (National Theater Institute) i Kazališnog centra Eugene O’Neill.
Njegova obiteljska fondacija Miranda Family Fund će uz partnere za potrebe stipendija tijekom deset godina osigurati milijun američkih dolara.
Projekt je pokrenut zbog uvjerenja da “ulaganje u mlade umjetnike treba predstavljati raznolikost nacije”.
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We’re thrilled to share that the Miranda Family Fund has made a $1M commitment to provide scholarships for students of color to attend NTI at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center! Since 2017, the Miranda Family Fund has supported scholarships to further the inclusion of artists of color across all disciplines of theater. This 10-year commitment will ensure that NTI is able to advance access, opportunity, and representation in American culture. The Miranda Family Fund is helping to actively and permanently transform and diversify the American cultural landscape through investment in young artists and with the shared belief that the stories told and the artists who tell them – should represent the diversity of the nation. Since the fund was established, 40 students—all young artists of color—have trained at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theater Institute through the support of the Miranda Family Fund. In addition to supporting the training while at NTI, the Miranda Family’s commitment is ongoing for each recipient supported by their gift, and includes curated professional development and networking opportunities and workshops for alumni. Remarkably, Luis and Lin-Manuel Miranda have also helped to raise an additional $1,000,000 for NTI scholarships and scholarship endowment. “Access is an obstacle for many people looking to pursue a career in the arts, particularly those of color,” said Lin-Manuel Miranda. “My time at the O’Neill was integral to me learning how to tell my story. My family and I hope that this financial commitment will help the O’Neill to continue incorporating an increasingly diverse pool of creators and performers to their unique and impactful programming for years to come.“ “We see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s influence, inspiration, and artistry everyday in our classrooms.” shares NTI Artistic Director Rachel Jett. “The Miranda family’s decade-long commitment ensures that NTI’s unique multi-disciplinary training is available to everyone. And that our ensembles—and the audiences that support their work—represent the multitude of voices that will keep this ever-evolving art form vibrant, relevant, and revolutionary.” #LinkInBio