News & Announcements

We are excited to announce that we have received a Core Grant and a Project Grant totaling $8980 from the Hillsboro Arts And Culture Council

The funds will be used for general operation (website update, new brochures, etc, and for our upcoming Summer Bliss Shows.

STAGES just received notice of a Community Arts & Culture Project Grant to be used in our Stage Troupers Summer Tour

Stage Troupers is a group of actors ranging from elementary through high school age boys and girls who perform a one act musical throughout the Tri-County area.  Throughout the summer Troupers perform a 30 minute musical at local fairs, markets, assisted living facilities, civic gatherings and summer day camps. The Troupers receive more invitations than we can accept each summer!

STAGES is proud to announce our receipt of a Core Grant from Hillsboro Parks and Recreation Arts and Culture Council

In light of the public health emergency, which is profoundly impacting our arts organizations, the HACC voted to suspend our annual grant program in favor of making Emergency Operating Support Grants available to all Hillsboro-based nonprofit arts organizations. We are pleased to inform you that STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy has been awarded an Emergency Operations Support Grant in the amount of $6,926.00

STAGES receives cash grant from the Richard B. Siegel Foundation

Cash grant from the Richard B. Siegel Foundation to enhance our summer programs and make scholarships available to those in need.

STAGES production of Les Miserables receives special PAMTA Award for Excellence in Musical Theater!

The PAMTA Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the performance of musical theatre in Portland and the surrounding area.

The 15 voting members are anonymous, even to one another. This way members cannot be influenced by performers, designers, theatre companies or even each other.

STAGES receives CTFA Aurand Harris Grant

Dear Ms. Wilkins:

Your proposal has been evaluated and has received a high ranking among applications for the CTFA Aurand Harris Grant.  We are able to fund your proposal and award you $400.00 toward your application to purchase a pipe and drape stage setting. We hope this amount and the endorsement of the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America will be useful in raising the remainder of the funds necessary to this most promising project.
We congratulate you on this outstanding project and your successful application.

Mina Halliday Casmir, Vice President for Grants
Children’s Theatre Foundation of America

Aurand Harris Grants and Fellowships are made possible through an endowment established by the late Aurand Harris and administered by the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America.  Aurand Harris, one of this nation’s most published and performed playwrights for children and youth, enormously enriched the literature of American children’s theatre.  Plays such as “Androcles and the Lion,” translated into 10 languages, “The Arkansaw Bear.” “The Toby Show.” “Rags to Riches.” and “To Ride a Blue Horse.” are but a few of his plays that fill stages in this country and abroad.  Harris’s writings, informed by his studies in Kansas and at Northwestern University and by his teaching initially, in the Gary, IN school system, and subsequently, for over thirty years at Grace School in New York, have captured the spirit and interests of children for generations.

Harris had a deep concern for artists particularly playwrights who devote their careers to creating quality theatre for young audiences, and for theatres who produce theatre for children.  Through his foresight and generosity, the Children’s Theatre Foundation of American has been able to establish Aurand Harris Fellowships for artists serving young people and grants for small and mid-sized theatres throughout America. 

We congratulate Stages Performing Arts Youth Academy for being an Aurand Harris 2019- 2020 Grant recipient.

STAGES receives Community Arts & Culture Core Support Grant

Dear Cindy,
Thank you for applying for a Community Arts & Culture Grant from the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC). The HACC received many grant applications and was pleased to be able to assist so many qualified organizations with their important work.


Melissa Moore | Community Arts Program Supervisor
City Of Hillsboro, Oregon | Parks & Recreation Department | Cultural Arts Division

We are pleased to inform you that STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy has been awarded a Community Arts & Culture Core Support Grant in the amount of $6,250 to be used between June 1, 2019 and May 30, 2020. Your Core Support Grant check will be presented to a representative of STAGES at a meeting of the Hillsboro City Council on May 21 at 7 pm. 

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