Grant Announcement: Bayless Family Foundation Signal Grant Program

We all know 2020 has irrevocably changed the theatre industry in Chicago. When speaking with theatres this year, we heard that one of the biggest fears coming was the cash flow crisis around the start of a production. We hope to alleviate some of the stress of ticket pre-sales, hiring and paying artists and technicians, and acquiring the materials needed to bring a production to life.
We are awarding 12 companies a one-time grant of $25,000 to defray the mounting costs for a live, multi-week production for an in-person audience. For more information and updates visit

Signal Grant applications will open January 2021. This will replace our typical Stepping Stone Grant for 2020. If you have any questions or would like to be notified about grant news, please contact