South Coast Repertory and 12 other California arts organizations have been awarded grants totaling $260,000 from the Shubert Foundation--part of the $3.3 million awarded to 199 arts institutions in 26 states. "The 1986 grant total was the highest in our 41-year history," said Shubert board chairman Gerald Schoenfeld in New York.
South Coast Repertory, based in Costa Mesa, received $20,000. The highest California grantee was the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles with an $85,000 award. The largest grant of $250,000 went to the New York Shakespeare Festival.
Other major grants went to the Manhattan Theatre Club, $85,000; Actors Theatre of Louisville, $75,000; Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Conn., $70,000, and Los Angeles Theatre Center, $50,000, "in recognition," a spokeswoman said, "of it being a new theater."
Other California recipients include San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre, $25,000; San Francisco Ballet, $20,000, and the Old Globe in San Diego, $12,500.
The Shubert Foundation is the largest private donor to nonprofit theaters in the nation.
Grants also went to graduate theater departments at Columbia and Yale universities, as well as $5,000 to CalArts in Valencia.