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As part of our impact and access goals, the Orpheum Theatre Group has implemented a Rental Subsidy
Grant program to make the Halloran Centre and Orpheum Theatre available to community arts groups
at reduced rental fees.

The Rental Subsidy review & award process

The rental subsidy program is administered by the Orpheum Theatre Group and an independent panel
consisting of community volunteers.

There is a multi-step application process, and all documents must be complete for consideration:

When filling out the application, please be prepared to provide a written description of the event.
Applications may be submitted for either Halloran Centre or Orpheum Theatre spaces. Blackout dates
are October – December. Dates between January and September must be mutually agreeable.

Application Process Timeline

Application Deadline | October 1

Application Decision | December 1

Earliest Event | January 1

The independent panel determines whether a subsidy award is granted. The value of the subsidy will be
at the Orpheum Theatre Group’s sole discretion. Awards are applied to the organization’s event
settlement: no funds are forwarded directly to the organization. All decisions are final.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be a 501c3 arts organization or a nonprofit organization that has an arts
component/program. Individual artists may apply through an organization that is acting as a fiscal agent.
Additional requirements include:

  • Proof of nonprofit status and a current Board of Directors list
  • Must be based in the Mid-South area within an 85-mile radius of Memphis, TN
  • Cannot own a performance venue or have a long-term lease on a performance venue with a
    seating capacity greater than 350
  • Annual operating budget must be under $500,000



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