Betsey Horth Arts Administration Advancement Grant

Announcing a New Grant!

In addition to much SETC scholarship/award assistance for actors, technicians, playwrights and teachers, SETC is pleased to offer this new grant to specifically assist individuals/organizations looking to advance and strengthen their spheres in regard to Arts Administration.

Guidelines and More Info to Come

We will accept applications for the inaugural award on October 12, 2020, and we look forward to announcing more details at that time. In the meantime, we are accepting contributions to this award fund. If you would like to donate, please click the button below and designate your contribution. Thank you for supporting the craft of Arts Administration through SETC!

Program Purpose

In 2019, SETC established the Betsey Horth Arts Administration Advancement Grant to support either individual theatre professionals or theatre organizations in developing, re-tuning, or expanding leadership and/or management skills or areas. As the espousal of artists is more-than-ever needed and the business of art continues to evolve, SETC encourages continuing education for Arts Administrators and the development of the organizations they lead. The stability and progress of an arts organization or project relies heavily on the competency and leadership of its administrative team and volunteer leadership such as a Board of Directors.

The Arts Administration Advancement Grant may be used by an individual who is either a seasoned professional looking for leadership development, specialized training, or skills improvement or an Arts Administration student wishing to expand their leadership/management experience outside of their regular course of study. The Grant may also be used by a theatre organization or service group to assist with hiring a newly graduated Arts Administration professional (position to be detailed and not an intern/apprentice) or for an organization that is looking to develop its staff and leadership as a group which might include training in fundraising, strategic planning, social media, governance, etc.

About Betsey Horth

The program was started in honor of Betsey Horth’s 20-year tenure as the Executive Director of the Southeastern Theatre Conference. An exceptional leader, manager, and collaborator, Betsey served countless theatre professionals and organizations by being a driving force behind SETC’s convention, publications, and relationships. Betsey fostered and embraced SETC’s evolution from a regional to national theatre organization, maintained SETC’s financial stability during major growth, and spearheaded expanding SETC’s programming into year-round events and service. She is SETC’s Executive Director Emeritus and has been honored with SETC’s most prestigious honors, the Suzanne M. Davis Memorial Award and induction to the SETC Hall of Fame.