Since 1999, American Friends’ collaboration with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and its donors have been supporting our joint education commitment in the following ways:

  • Support of a Columbia University summer study program at the Shakespeare Centre sponsored by former Congressman Benjamin Gilman (R-NY), the Gilman Graduate Fellowship Scholarship Program;
  • Co-sponsorship of the “Shakespeare’s Great Garden Sculpture Education Program” – series of permanently placed eight bronze monuments by American sculptor Greg Wyatt inspired by Shakespeare’s plays:
    • The Tempest                                                                       
    • Hamlet
    • King Lear
    • Julius Caesar
    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Falstaff and Henry IV
    • Macbeth
    • The Winter’s Tale
  • Support of the renovation and enhancement of the Harvard House.  In the sixteenth century it was the home of Katherine Rogers, mother of John Harvard;
  • Support of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage’s “Tree Garden, Young Artists’ Program,” by both British and American art students, co-sponsored by the Royal Academy of Arts;
  • Support of education programs at the Shakespeare Centre for American high schools, colleges and universities;
  • Participation in the National Endowment for the Arts 2006, 2007 Chairman’s Grant study: Rembrandt/Shakespeare: Themes of Interiority.