Free or Reduced Bus
Your Ticket to Ride
The Coterie is pleased to offer Your Ticket to Ride, a program providing transportation funding for school groups. We hope providing subsidies will assist schools in need, where transportation costs may preclude them from attending a Coterie production. Based on funding availability and reserved on a first-served basis, The Coterie Transportation Fund will provide assistance up to $3.00 per student to defray transportation costs for any K-12 school bringing a group of 20 or more students to see an eligible Coterie production.
Funding for The Coterie’s bus subsidies program has been depleted for the 2018/2019 Season. Distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, we are happy to honor all previously submitted requests but regret that we can no longer accept new applications.
We will begin accepting requests for productions in our upcoming 2019/2020 Season on May 20, 2019.
The following changes will apply to the program beginning with the 2019/2020 Season:
- Up to $3/person, not to exceed $300 per subsidy
- 1 subsidy per teacher per season
- Subsidy requests must be submitted before your scheduled performance date
- All paperwork and forms must be submitted within 60 days of your performance date
- Bus subsidies will apply for all school year productions, but will not apply for the summer productions
The bus subsidy program is supported by generous donors who want to assist schools in need and give every student access to the arts. It costs as little as $3 to support one student’s bus subsidy. If you want to keep The Coterie accessible for all students, please consider donating to our bus subsidy program.
Missouri Arts Council Bus Grants
The Missouri Arts Council (MAC) offers grants to pay for bus transportation for schools taking a field trip to attend arts events funded by MAC – which includes all of The Coterie’s plays. MAC will grant up to $300 per school per year for this transportation on a first-come-first-served basis.
To apply go to the Missouri Arts Council website, click on the “Get Funding” tab and under that click on “Apply or Manage Your Grant.” On the grants page scroll down to “Click here to create a new profile.” Once logged in, click on “Current Programs and Applications.” Look for the BIG YELLOW SCHOOL BUS grant which has a link to the application.
CLICK HERE to visit the Missouri Arts Council website to apply for this grant.
Target Field Trip Grants
Since 2007, Target stores have made it possible for millions of students to go on learning trips outside the classroom by offering Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Every Coterie production qualifies for a Target Field Trip grant, valued up to $700. Grants applications are accepted between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30.
CLICK HERE for more about Target Field Trip Grants
There are several surface lots available for bus parking to the south of the Crown Center Shops, east of the 27th and Grand Blvd. intersection